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Richard J. "Dick" Roche

December 18, 1955 — September 7, 2023

Littleton, Massachusetts

Richard J. “Dick” Roche, 67 of Littleton, MA passed away suddenly at his residence on Thursday, September 7, 2023. Born December 18, 1955, he is the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Geary) Roche. Beloved husband of 40 years of Shelly (Smith) Roche.

Loving brother of the late John and his wife Karen of Arizona, Robert and his late wife Anne Marie of Burlington, the late Paul, and Mary Giordano and her husband Bob of Stoneham. Proud Uncle of Bethanie, Randy, Tommy, Cody, Casey, Brittany, Michael, Bobby, Katherine, Braedyn and Ellie. Dick was blessed and touched the lives of his extended family, friends, and their children, coworkers, and neighbors.

He enjoyed traveling the globe with his wife, family, and friends. Some of his favorite trips were to Alaska, China, Greece, Italy and Hawaii. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, cribbage, and exploring craft beers. Dick loved sports whether he was playing or watching and was an avid Boston sports fan. Over the years, he played rugby and softball and was a member of his company's bowling league. Dick took pride in attending his nieces and nephews sporting events.  

Dick graduated from Matignon High School in Cambridge in 1974 and immediately began working at WR Grace and then Henkel Corporation for 45 years. Dick held various roles in technical services ultimately managing the can testing laboratory as an engineering technologist.

Family and friends are invited to gather and celebrate his life on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 11:00 AM.

Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, 234 Barnum Road, Devens, MA 01434

Arrangments under the care of Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460  978-486-3709

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