Monday 17 June 2019

Ahead of her time, Pauline always had a positive outlook


The late Pauline Roche.
The late Pauline Roche.

There was sadness following the passing of Pauline Roche (née Reynolds) at the age of 89 recently.

Ms Roche, of St John's Road, passed away on September 20.

Originally from School Street in Wexford town, she attended the Mercy School, St John's Road before going on to work in Kirby's Chemist for a number of years. In the late 1960s, she went to Cork to study to become a chiropodist, a move that showed how ahead of her time she was. For many years after that, she was a chiropodist in Wexford town, operating from an office in her home. She was well-known throughout the county.

She was also very involved in the Arch Club, taking on the job of driving kids with special needs around the county and country to various activities and events. She loved her garden and took great care of it. She was very active all through her life and always maintained a positive outlook on life.

Ms Roche was a proud Wexford woman and was also a woman of great faith; the Friary church played a major role in her life.

She doted on her grandchildren Hugh and Evelyn, but was very much a family woman, as evidenced by how close she was to her extended family, nieces and nephews as well. She was a generous, kind and loving woman.

In latter years, she was a resident in Wygram Nursing Home and her family expressed their thanks to the staff of the home, saying that she had been very content there. They also thanked the staff at Wexford General Hospital for all of their support and kindness.

Ms Roche is predeceased by her husband Paddy, her brother Sean Reynolds, and sisters Dolores North and Maeve Ryan.

She is survived by her son Jim, daughter-in-law Siobhan, grandchildren Hugh and Evelyn, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Her Month's Mind Mass takes place on November 3 in Rowe Street Church at 6 p.m.

Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a h-ainm.

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