Daniel Galvin Roche, 88, of Mullica Hill, NJ, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2018, after a brief illness.  He joins Emma, his high school sweetheart and wife of 68 years, who passed away in January.  

Daniel, “Mutt”, was born on December 29, 1929 in Gibbstown, the eldest son of Stephen and Mildred Roche.  He was a hard worker, who hardly ever missed a day of work. His priority was always supporting his wife and family of nine children. Dan began his career as a pipefitter out of Local 80 in Delaware.  He moved on to be an estimator and retired in construction management.  Dan’s sense of humor, humility, and faith in God helped him to navigate the difficulties of life.  He had a quick wit and a calm demeanor, always ready to lighten up any situation with a smile, a smart quip and the love in his Irish blue eyes.  

Besides his wife, Daniel was preceded in death by his son, Stephen and his daughters Jeanne and Maureen.  He is survived by his sister, Sally, in Florida, his six other children, Diane, Duane (Sheryl), Teresa (Ted Quirk), Mary, Daniel Jr. (Patti), and Kristin (Ed Dirago), as well as 25 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  He will be dearly missed.  

The family wishes to thank Vitas Hospice Care for their assistance in Dad’s final days.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Daniel Roche at 10:00 on Friday, August 17 at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish Center, 17 Earlington Ave.,  Mullica Hill,  NJ 08062.  Friends and family may call at the church beginning at 9:00 am.  The Rite of Committal will be offered at Eglington Cemetery, 320 King’s Hwy, Clarksboro, NJ 08020 following the Mass.  

Posted by Danny Cipressi on December 30, 2019
Happy birthday uncle. Give regards to all with you in God's domain.
Posted by Loretta DiDonato on December 29, 2019
Hi Uncle Dan and Aunt Emma, Christmas has a way of bringing us all back together, the family here and the family departed. The memories live on and some more than others, like you and my parents, give us peace knowing what a life well lived means. Mary Roche asked me, “How do we go on without them?” We must! My Dad would have been 100 on December 27. We celebrate both of you and all the departed DiDonato family whose memories rush forward in my mind at Christmas. See you, ❤️ Loretta
Posted by Chris Mitchell on August 16, 2018
I will always remember Uncle Mutt as a man’s man. I used to tell him he looked like my dad. And he would reply, “Yeah but I’m better looking.” RIP
Posted by Danny Cipressi on August 16, 2018
Uncle Dan,
There are no words that can express how wonderful it is to be reunited with those you deeply love. I know you are experiencing that joy now. Give those wonderful loved ones a big hug from our family. We will miss you!
Posted by Garden Logan on August 15, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss!! My grandpop talked about his good friend Mutt often and we were always so intrigued by the stories as kids. He’s with all the great ones now and like Loretta said we still have a few laughs left! Sending healing prayers and love.
Garden
Dianne DiDonato’s daughter
Posted by Gloria DiDonato on August 15, 2018
Rest in peace Uncle Dan I will remember when you and Aunt Emma visited my mom and pop. Great times!
Love and prayers,
Gloria DiDonato
Posted by Kathleen Deitrick on August 15, 2018
Dan was one of a kind. I worked with him for many years. Dan was family to everyone he worked with. Always positive. Always caring. Always kind.  God Bless his wonderful family. He is resting in the arms of the Lord.
Posted by Linda DiDonato on August 15, 2018
Love you Uncle Mutt. xoxo

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Posted by Danny Cipressi on December 30, 2019
Happy birthday uncle. Give regards to all with you in God's domain.
Posted by Loretta DiDonato on December 29, 2019
Hi Uncle Dan and Aunt Emma, Christmas has a way of bringing us all back together, the family here and the family departed. The memories live on and some more than others, like you and my parents, give us peace knowing what a life well lived means. Mary Roche asked me, “How do we go on without them?” We must! My Dad would have been 100 on December 27. We celebrate both of you and all the departed DiDonato family whose memories rush forward in my mind at Christmas. See you, ❤️ Loretta
Posted by Chris Mitchell on August 16, 2018
I will always remember Uncle Mutt as a man’s man. I used to tell him he looked like my dad. And he would reply, “Yeah but I’m better looking.” RIP
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