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Jean Hurley Roche, 90, of Cambridge passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore with her family by her side. Born in Cambridge on October 24, 1924 she was a daughter of the late Allen P. and Henrietta Winifred Turner Hurley of Cambridge.
She graduated from Cambridge High School. She was first employed by the Democrat and News newspaper, later as a legal secretary for attorney V. Calvin Trice, Clarence H. Corkran, Judges C. Burnam Mace and Charles E. Edmondson, and the law firm of Harrington and Merryweather until her retirement. Jean was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for 75 years and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 91.
Known fondly as “Mimi,” including to the hospital staff at Johns Hopkins during her short stay there, she was a warm, independent, and resourceful woman who always thought of herself second. Always there to help her family and others, she will be missed. She loved to care for her great grandchildren and to cook for friends, neighbors and those in need. Her weekly lunches and Sunday dinners with the family were a regular event right up to the week before she passed.
Preceding Jean in death besides her parents is a son Wade Roche and sisters Phyllis Thompson and Doris Murphy. Surviving is her son Bicky Roche and Debbie Tapper of East New Market; brother Allen T. Hurley of Vienna, grandchildren Wini Roche and husband Mark Hemelt of Havre de Grace, Renee Roche LeMire and husband Mike of Cambridge, Brian Roche and Sarah Abel of Cambridge, and great-grandchildren Connor LeMire, Max LeMire and Michael Wade Roche.
A Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held Sunday, June 28, 2015 beginning 2:00 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge. Interment will be private at Dorchester Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean can be made to Grace United Methodist Church Baraca Class, 501 Race Street, Cambridge, or to the charity of your choice. To share memories and send online condolences visit www.newcombcollins.com
Celebration of Life2 p.m. ,Sunday, June 28, 2015
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613
Im so sorry to hear about the passing of Jean. I havent seen her in years but i still thought of her now and then. Your family is in my prayers.
Penny Pippin Cohey Jun 25 2015 12:00 AM
Bicky and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Eva Carol & Rusty Smith Jun 22 2015 12:00 AM
I'm sorry to hear of Jean's passing. She was a sweet and kind woman of the highest degree. She will be missed. I'm sorry I will be unable to attend her service, but I will have you all in mind.
Gage Thomas Jun 22 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about Mimi. I know you all will miss her very much.
Nancy & Tink Smirh Jun 22 2015 12:00 AM
Bicky and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. I enjoyed working with her when we both worked in the legal field. She was delightful and always working to keep "those guys" in line! In more recent years, she always had a smile and kind words whenever I would see her. Wishing you God's peace.
Lisa Neild Jun 22 2015 12:00 AM
When I read the words "independent and resourceful woman" in Jean's obituary I smiled. I worked with Jean for about 14 years at Harrington & Merryweather and she was indeed independent and resourceful. I don't know anybody I respected more and she was a joy to work with. She made me laugh on a regular basis. I will miss her.
Lynne Waters Jun 22 2015 12:00 AM
Bicky, Wini, Renee and Brian, I am so sorry for you loss of Mimi. No doubt she will be missed by all of you. You have my sincere condolences.
Cathy Tregoe Jun 22 2015 12:00 AM
Thank You Father For Opening Up The Gates To Heaven For Mrs Roach, Father I Ask You To Give The Family Peace And Comfort Their Hearts In This Time.Thank You Father For Your Blessing RIP Mrs Roach You Will Be MIssed But You Are In Paridise Now Enjoy Your New Liive
Betty Travers Kathy MowbrayAnd Family Jun 22 2015 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She lived a long wonderful life, but GOD needed this lovely angel to come home and rest. She had completed her earthly work. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and many friends.
Janie Phillips Elliott Jun 22 2015 12:00 AM
Bicky and family,we are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yourfamily.
Steve and Karen Abbott Jun 21 2015 12:00 AM