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556 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-233-0255
Fax: 908-233-0497
John Rochford

John F. Rochford

Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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John F. Rochford, 88, of Westfield passed away Saturday (December 14, 2019) at Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains. Born and raised in Jersey City, he lived in Westfield for 54 years.
John attended St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in English from St. Peter’s College. After graduating, John joined the Marines and served his country from 1952 to 1954.
John was a sales executive with Maritz, Inc. for many years before retiring in 1998. Earlier in his career, he had worked with Johnson & Johnson.
John was an avid golfer and longtime member at Echo Lake Country Club where he had served as President from 2001 to 2003 and Trustee. He was also actively involved with the New Jersey State Golf Association and served on the board of the Caddie Scholarship Foundation of NJSGA. He was awarded lifetime achievement awards from both Echo Lake and NJSGA for his volunteer efforts. He was also an active member of St. Helen’s RC Church in Westfield.
John - a true friend to many - will be remembered for his caring phone calls, his encouragement of others, his wonderfully funny stories and the incredible ability to make you feel important and loved no matter who you are or your station in life. His friends and family loved being loved by John. As one dear friend aptly put it: “take integrity, honesty, loyalty and love and put them in a bowl, stir them up and you get the life well-lived of John Rochford"
Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Loguidice Rochford; his son, John (and his wife, Lauren); his daughter, Robin Wolak (and her husband, Walter); four grandchildren, Christopher(and his wife Erin), Kelly, Timothy and Devyn; and two great-grandchildren, Connor and Ashlyn.
Visitation will be at Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield, on Tuesday, December 17th from 4 PM to 8 PM. Funeral Mass will be at St. Helen’s R.C., 1600 Rahway Ave., Westfield, on Wednesday, December 18th, at 11 AM. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John F. Rochford Memorial Caddie Scholarship Fund through the NJ State Golf Association, 3 Golf Drive, Suite 206, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dooley Colonial Funeral Home
    556 Westfield Ave.
    WESTFIELD, NJ 07090
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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church
    1600 Rahway Ave.
    WESTFIELD, NJ 07090
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With love, Peter and Laurie Howe

Posted at 08:25pm
With heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your husband, father, grandpa and friend. Will never forget John love of a good joke!!
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Gregg O'Neill

Posted at 03:20pm
John is the epitome of a gentleman, who treated everyone with care and respect. I have so many wonderful memories of John in the office, on the golf course and in our personal lives. He taught me so much in our business dealings, but it was dealing with people where he truly shone. Im so very sad, but smiling at all the great times, great dinners, great stories. Love you much John, thanks for all you gave to all your Maritz “sons”.

Lee, Bill, Brian & Jeanne

Posted at 03:14pm
Your loss is heavens gain. We are saddened to hear of your loss but grateful to have known Mr Rochford. With deepest sympathy, The Lynch Family
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Posted at 02:30pm
To Kelly and the Rochford and Wolak families, Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with John and his loved ones.
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john alaburda

Posted at 02:10pm
Lorraine and Family,

My deepest sympathy to all. I met John while working at AT&T in the early 90's. Spent many special times both personally and professionally. Many great times on the golf course that I will always cherish . John was a great mentor and friend and a true gentleman! What a class act.

John Alaburda

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