Uxbridge- Sally U. (Fairbanks) Roche, 83, passed away Sat., Sept. 24, 2022 at Boston Medical Center after a period of declining health. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Raymond V. Roche Sr.
She is also survived by her 3 children, Raymond Roche Jr. and his wife Grace of Uxbridge, Theresa Clifton and her husband Bruce of Mendon, and Cheryl Bedard and her husband Greg of Uxbridge; 5 grandchildren Mathew Bedard and his wife Allie of Hudson, NH, Jennifer D’Agostino and her husband Domenic of Uxbridge, Stephanie Clifton and her fiancé Ray Pemberton of Uxbridge, Shawn Clifton and his girlfriend Dena Lombardi of Mendon, and Andrew Roche of Uxbridge; her great-granddaughter Madelyn Rose; 2 siblings, Arthur “Art” Fairbanks and his wife Anne of Hopkinton and Madeline Ledin of Rockland, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Fairbanks. Born in Canton, MA on October 27, 1938 she was the daughter of Alfred and Madeline (Martin) Fairbanks, and grew up in Hopkinton.
A graduate of Hopkinton High School Class of 1956, Sally was a homemaker, but also worked at St.’s Variety and Lynch’s both in Uxbridge, and the Donut Hole in Mendon. She enjoyed staying home to raise her children and worked as a crossing guard at her children’s school. She loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren, and was happy to help care for them when they were children.
Over the years Sally enjoyed travelling the country with her Ray in their motorhome, and spending winters in Florida, especially St. Petersburg, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Always active she enjoyed walking, bike riding, crafting, and spending time with her grandkids.
Family and friends will gather for a celebration of Sally’s life will be held on on Friday, October 14, 2022 from 12-4 PM at the VFW Post 1385, 13, Cross Rd.,Uxbridge, for all who would like to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: The American Kidney Fund, https://www.kidneyfund.org or to: The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, New York 11797. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com