Elizabeth “Betty” Slane Roache, 82, of River Edge, NJ passed away unexpectedly on May 18, 2019.
Betty was born on February 28, 1937 in Bronxville, NY, to Michael and Genevieve Slane. In her youth, she was known as Liz.
Before she was married, Betty worked on the 20th Century Train Limited and traveled nationally. At one point in her career, she was featured on the cover of the “Headlight” Magazine. She married Martin Roache in 1960 and resided in France for several years while Martin served as an officer in the US Air Force.
After returning to the US, Betty and Martin bought their first house in River Edge in 1964 where Betty raised her children and lived out the rest of her life.
In 1976, Martin and Betty divorced. Betty remained faithful to her commitment to God and her marriage vows by not remarrying.
She imparted the truths of the Catholic faith to her children with passion and was always faithful to the daily family Rosary. Her faith and dedication to the daily Rosary remained alive in her until she breathed her very last breath.
Betty will be lovingly remembered by her five children: Kevin (MaryHelen) Roache, Beverly (Bill) Kimball, Deborah (Jacques) Belderok, Tara (Herman) Belderok, and Gregory (Emily) Roache.
Betty will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren:
Matthew, Vincent, Meghan (Peter) and her children (Peter and Lena) and Brian, children of Kevin and Mary Helen Roache, Fr. William Kimball, Paul (Kimberly), Elissa (Dan) and her children (Dennis, Eric, Liam, and Stella), Fr. Patrick Kimball, Sr. Mary Grace, Christopher, Theresa, James, Bridget, and ClareMarie, children of Beverly and Bill Kimball, Maria, Josef, Philomena, Theresa-Marie, and Christina, children of Deborah and Jacques Belderok
Mary, Joseph, Cecelia, Margaret, Thomas, Kevin, and Rose, children of Tara and Herman Belderok, Liam, Malachy, Giles, and Slane, children of Gregory and Emily Roache. Betty was preceded in death by her infant grandsons, Brendan and Joseph.
A Requiem Mass was said in the Traditional Latin Rite on Friday at 10:30 AM by her grandson, Fr. William Kimball. Interment was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.