Joseph Rochette

Date of Passing:

January 11, 2018

Rochette, Joseph, 96, of Bluff Street, Riverside, died peacefully on January 11, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Margaret “Peggy” (Carlson) Rochette.

Born in Winnipegosis, Canada, a son of the late Alphonse and Blanche (Mouillerat) Rochette, he lived in Riverside for 62 years.

Mr. Rochette was a technician for the Pratt & Whitney Company, East Hartford, CT for 30 years before retiring in 1986.

Joseph enjoyed roller-skating and later in his life judging competitions.

Mr. Rochette was a United States Army Veteran serving during WWII.

Besides his wife of 62 years, he is survived by a son, Leonard A. Rochette of Riverside; a daughter, Linda A. Langevin of Riverside; four grandchildren, Leonard J. Rochette, Matthew R. Rochette, George D. Langevin and Megan L. Langevin and five great-granddaughters, Devon, Cori, Lily, Sophie and Cora. He was the brother of the late Rita Gaboriault, Mary Jane Carvalho, Eva St. James, Frances Rochette and Ovila Rochette.

His funeral service will be held on Sunday January 14, 2018 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 6 p.m. Calling hours are Sunday 4-6 p.m.

Online Condolences


  1. I am so sorry for your loss, it was my pleasure and honor to caregiver for him and meeting his beautiful family. I will never forget his smile and his kindness. Sent love to your family.

  2. Dear Peggy, Lenny & Family ~ We are saddened to hear of the passing of Joe, and so sorry we didn’t make it to pay our Last Respects.. May the passage of time heal your grief and may his amazing soul rest in peace ✟

  3. My condolences to Peggy and the entire the Rochette family. Joe was such a sweet, sweet man. I pray you all find comfort knowing Joe lived a good life loved by many. Sorry I can’t be there to pay my respects in person because we are away at this time.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Was always a treat and a laugh when he would stop over to see my mom and my family.

  5. To The Rochette Family,
    I was a pleasure to get to know Joe from our times at Dunkin Donuts in Riverside. He always had a special twinkle in his eyes, I thought he was a little Irishmen. It was also because quite often he wore a green shirt or sweater!

    Wishes and Memories for this GENTLEMEN Joseph Rochette

  6. So sorry about your loss!!I remember Mr. Rochette quietly being around at his grandchildren events! He will be missed!

  7. My sympathy to the family. I met him at jerry garage by my husband he was a great guy

  8. Joe was a wonderful human being. God bless you Peggy and the rest Of your family.

  9. Joe, Peggy and Linda have been my neighbors for over 2 years and wouldn’t change it for the world. Our family gives our condolences and prayers in this trying time. May the Lord bless you all and keep comfort and love within.

  10. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. What a gift to have lived such a long life with the people he loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. What a gift to have such a long life with the people he loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. I worked with Joe for many years at Pratt & Whitney. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He had a good sense of humor and never a harsh word came out of his mouth. He will be missed. I wish to extend my condolences to his family.Rest in peace my friend.

  13. My condolences to the family. I remember Mr
    Rochette picking up the children at Watters School. A wonderful family.

  14. He was such a good man and will always be well remembered. May God bless his family during this time of loss.

  15. Our deepest condolences. May treasured memories comfort you.

  16. Joe always had a smile on his face and always had something positive to say. He was such a sweet man who loved his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  17. My deepest sympathy to Peggy and her family.

  18. So sorry for your loss

  19. Linda, So sorry for the loss of your father !

  20. Linda – my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your father –

  21. Joe was my true and really great friend. I will miss him dearly but always remember that he was a gentleman’s gentlemen to everyone all the time.

  22. Praying for Peggy & all the family. May you know Gods strength & comfort. Pastor Tony, Noreen & Daniel Meehan (Ireland)

  23. To all the Rochette Family

    My condolences to everyone…it doesn’t matter how old, it’s a husband, father, grandfather and in our hearts they remain young.
    May each day bring memories of the good he did, and his achievements in life and his laughter fill your heart.
    I will pray for all…and may he run free in his place in Heaven.

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