To the Editor:
With great sadness I wanted to let you know that Pat Roche passed away this morning (May 26).
We are all saddened by his passing but grateful for and proud of the exceptional job Pat and his brother Bud did to grow a single store in Roslindale into an impressive grouping of quality Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farm stores in Massachusetts.
Pat Roche was the epitome of a good business person and a kind person who believed in giving back. Over the decades, Pat, Bud and the entire Roche Family have been so helpful to untold numbers of people; where would you even start to compile a list of all who have benefited from their generosity?
Pat Roche proved that to be a good business person and a good human being are not mutually exclusive.
President, West Roxbury Business and Professional Association