Agnes Roche

Agnes Marie Roche

1942 - 2020

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Agnes Marie Roche
(June 25, 1942 - December 28, 2020)

Agnes Marie Roche, 78, died on December 28 in Shoreline, Washington, following a long illness. She was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and spent most of her life in the Seattle area.

Agnes had a lifelong interest in learning and was a gifted student and a caring teacher. She was an organist for many parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle (1965-1997). She worked for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office in Seattle until her retirement in 2011.

As a volunteer for Catholic Community Services, Agnes became interested in immigrants and multicultural studies. She volunteered as an ESL tutor and lived in her later years at New Holly in Seattle to be closer to the many Mien families she mentored and assisted.

Agnes valued her Irish heritage, visited Ireland on several occasions, took Irish dancing lessons and belonged to the Irish Heritage Society.

Agnes was the daughter of John and Josephine Flynn Roche. She is survived by her five siblings: Patrick Roche (Lacey, WA), Marilyn Roche Frei (Spokane, WA), Terry Roche (Seattle, WA), Theresa Roche Ruscio (Rathdrum, Idaho) and Kevin Roche (Hong Kong).

The family suggests donations to St. James Cathedral in Seattle.

Agnes will be buried at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene.

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