James R. Gray Funeral Home
1530 Buffalo Rd. Rochester, NY 14624



Roche, Thomas J (Chief Retired)


Gates: Tom passed away on October 10, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his brothers Michael Roche & Jerry Roche. He is survived by his loving wife Jackie; children Joe (Lisa) Pantano & Mike (Betsy) Pantano; sisters-in-law Beverly Roche & Mary Pat Grove; brother-in-law Keith LeBeau; grandchildren Joey, Jenna, Michaela, Jesse (Lauren), Jason, John (Amanda) & Allanah (Patrick); nephews Rick (Lisa) Roche, Ron (Patricia) Roche & Ron (Bridget) LeBeau; grandnephews Jack & Matthew.  Tom served as Chief of the Gates Police Department for 32 years and was an avid Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” football fan.

Family & friends are invited to his Funeral Mass on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11 amat St. Jude the Apostle Church, 4100 Lyell Rd. Burial to follow in Holy Ghost Cemetery. Kindly consider honoring Tom with a contribution to Gates Keystone Pipes & Drums, PO Box 24884, Rochester, NY 14624or James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Office of Advancement, 300 East River Road, PO Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627.

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