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Rose Mary Smith Roche’

Rose Mary Smith Roche’ went home to be with the Lord and savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at the age of 81 years old. She was born December 5, 1941 in New Orleans, La. to the union of the late Gus Smith Jr. and Evelyn Barrett Smith. Rose graduated as the Salutatorian of Booker T. Washington High School. Rose was employed by Time Saver for many years until she moved on to be a Top sales rep at R.J. Reynold’s Tobacco company. Leaving to cherish her memories three loving daughters, two devoted son’s, thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, one sister, two brothers, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rose was proceeded in death by her devoted Husband Harold Roche Sr., Daughter Kathleen Carbo, Grandson’s Matthew Roche Sr. and Toby Roche Sr., parents Evelyn and Gus Smith Jr. and Mother-in-law Julia Roche Jackson father-in-law John Roche’ Sr., Brothers Fredrick Smith Sr., Clarence Smith. Sister Carolyn Celestine, son-n-law’s Jude Barriere, Aaron Jackson and Eron Lawson.


  • Relatives and friends of the family, members of St. David Catholic Church, members of Elite Sugar Babes Social and Pleasure club, alumni of Booker T. Washington High School, co-workers and neighbors are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at St. David Catholic Church, 5617 St. Claude Ave. NOLA 70117.


  • Viewing will begin at 9am until the hour of service.




    Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.

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