Amy E. Rochford

Date of Passing:

March 3, 2019

Rochford, Amy E., passed away March 3, 2019, preceded in death by her father Paul Robert Rochford. Amy is survived by her son Daniel, mother Patricia, brothers Paul, Timothy, and Peter; sister Sara and her husband Denny, and partner Tom Jalbert.

Amy was born on Aug. 3rd, 1963 in Providence, RI. She grew up in Barrington, RI and lived briefly in both, Nantucket, MA and Cranston, RI before returning to Barrington in 1997. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy – Bay View in 1982, before working in the travel industry for several years.

Amy’s true calling was helping others in need; she worked several years in counseling and served as a mental health advocate and program coordinator for Project-ReDirect. Amy received a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling in 1999, and a M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College in 2000.

Amy was a lover of nature, and spent much of her free time at the beach or gardening. She was an avid reader, and was at her happiest listening to music and attending shows with her partner Tom. She was generous and kind, and had the most beautiful smile that could light up your soul.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, 108 Washington Road, Barrington on Saturday March 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be held in Forest Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Amy’s memory to St. Luke’s School, 10 Waldron Avenue, Barrington RI 02806 or would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. May God Bless Your Family in This Difficult Time. So Sorry For Your Loss. You All Will Be in Our Thoughts and Prayers

  2. My deepest condolences Tim and to all your family. I am praying for peace in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.

  3. Dear Rochford Family,
    We’re sending you big hugs and lots of strength today and always. Thinking of you all and wishing you peace in the days to come.
    All our love,
    Geoff and Paige

  4. Dearest Pat:

    I was so deeply sorry to read of the loss of your beloved daughter Amy. It has been many years since you and I have worked together but I remember all your children by name as you would speak so fondly of each one. Please know I am thinking of you and praying for your strength and continued faith at this difficult time.

    Maria Izzi
    Ft. Myers, Florida

  5. To the entire Rockford families, sincere condolences and prayers from all the Miniatis (neighbors, and swimteam friends:) Amy will always be remembered for her loving/giving smile and being!

  6. I am so saddened to hear of Amy’s passing. I have had the pleasure of being friends with her since high school. It was at CYO that I remember her the most and we had a blast, Amy always had me laughing – her infectious smile and laugh is what I will miss the most. We had recently reconnected and I am heartbroken over her passing.

    My sincere condolences during this difficult time, I will keep you in my prayers.

  7. My deepest sympathies go out to Amy’s family and to Tom. Amy and I were connected by our love of animals, sharing recipes and just being silly. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  8. Pat, Timmy, Paul and Peter, Sara, Daniel and Tommy,
    I am so saddened by loss of our beloved Amy. I had become reacquainted with her in the past few years and she was a bright light in my life. Amy could always make me laugh and we had a blast together at the women’s club meetings. She was a special lady with so much to give – and give she did! She was generous, kind and one-of-a-kind.
    Her memory will live on forever. I will keep fond memories of Amy in a special place in my heart forever and a smile will come to my face when I think of her.
    You ae all in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    My deepest condolences,
    Joan Dansereau Warren

  9. I am so very sorry for your loss. Amy was such a great friend of my brother Michael, and now she will spend eternity with him. The whole family has my deepest sympathies.
    Love, Claudia Beirne

  10. So Sorry….Many fun memories with Amy …beyond shocked

  11. from the Bettencourt family we are so sorry for the loss of your mom daniel she was such a loving person and cared about everyone always there to try and help others rest in peace amy we love ya Michael and mary bettencourt

  12. Words fail on occasions of profound loss, but my prayers and tears will speak for the sadness I feel. It was my privilege to know Amy since Bay View days, to work with her and Daniel in the Religious Education program, and to share our “swim team moms” pictures, stories and dinners. Another star in the sky to look up to, but another beautiful light gone from our physical world all too soon. Enfolding all the family with my sympathy and love on this sad journey.

  13. My deepest condolences during this difficult time. I will never forget her kindness and warmth towards me and my family during my formative years at St. Luke’s School. You and your family are in my prayers.

  14. I will miss your wit and charm. And frequent uplifting posts! I hope you are at peace and can feel all the love. RIP

  15. The Lico family is thinking of you during this hard time. She was so loved by all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. I Love You Amy and will miss you more than anyone will ever know. Rest easy Baby.

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