Dorothea Mary Roche passed away peacefully on October 20, 2008. Dorothea was born on May 27, 1922 in Chicago, IL. She married Harry T. Roche in 1944 and spent the next twenty years traveling the globe as a Navy wife before settling in Phoenix. She was preceded in death by her loving husband. Dorothea is survived by her children Mary Ann, James and Ronald Roche. She had three grandchildren; Shane, Andrea and Ashley and one great grandchild, Vincent. She will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. A viewing will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church beginning at 10:30am on October 27, 2008 with Mass to follow. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.