Mr. Paul J. Roach
- October 7, 1924 - October 23, 2012
- Stoughton, Massachusetts
of Paul 's Passing
- Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, donations in Paul's memory may be made to the
Stoughton Firefighters Local 1512
30 Freeman Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
182 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720
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I am a friend of Mr. Roach's son Paul. You all have my prayers in this time of sorrow. May I say to Mrs. Roach that your son...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Robert Moore - Brockton, MA
“i am so sorry for your loss. my earliest memory of chief is when he came to the west elementary school for fire safety and prevention, way back when...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: amy barbato - grand rivers, KY
“my heart goes out to the whole roach family.god bless
3 of 9 | Posted by: terri cheverie hernandez - ME
“Mrs. Roach, Paul, Michael, Nancy, Jeanne and Family
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed "The Chief". He was a good man and loved his...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Marcia Shaw - Dalton, NH
“My sincerest sympathy, Barbara SHeehan
5 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Sheehan - Foxboro, , MA
“To The Roach Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jean (Barrett) Filolungo - Canton, MA
“Chief Paul Roach was a very gracious and caring mentor. He welcomed me to the community with open arms and offered his advice and counsel when I...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: William Stipp - Goodyear, AZ
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time
8 of 9 | Posted by: Felix and Mary LaPorte - Onset, , MA
“Our thoughts & Prayers to the Roach Family
Love, Howie & Robin Sousa & Family
9 of 9 | Posted by: Howard Sousa - Taunton, MA
Paul J. Roach, 88, the retired Fire Chief of the Town of Stoughton, died peacefully Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Copley at Stoughton Nursing Home in Stoughton, after a period of failing health. He was the husband of 66 years of Madeline T. (Hogan) Roach. Born and raised in Stoughton, he was a graduate of St. Mary's School and Boston College High School. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps and a Veteran of World War II. Chief Roach worked for the Stoughton Fire Department from 1953 until his retirement in 1988. He was appointed Fire Chief in 1961 and held that position until his retirement. He was a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, where he was Past President of the New England Division and the Massachusetts Association of Fire Chiefs.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his four children; Nancy M. Gregoire, Paul J. Roach, Deputy Fire Chief, Stoughton Fire Dept. (Ret.) and Michael J. Roach and his wife Lisa all of Stoughton and Jeanne F. Roach of VA. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) Stoughton on Monday, October 29 at 10 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 11 AM. Visiting Hours Sunday from 3-7 PM. Interment will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, donations in Paul's memory may be made to the Stoughton Firefighters, Local 1512, 30 Freeman St., Stoughton, MA 02072 or Beacon Hospice, 182 N. Main St., Fall River, MA 02720.