Arthur Roche

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“Rest in Peace Coach - you played an important role in shaping our lives during those first years of Windsor High Schools football program. Thanks! ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Jay Degnan - Greensboro, GA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Steven Singletary - West Hartford, CT

“A life well lived. A great Coach but an even better human being. My condolences to the entire family. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Tim Connolly - Windsor, CT

“My condolences to the Roach family he was a great guy ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kevin Kula - Windsor, CT

“My condolences to the family! Mr. Roach was my gym teacher at Sage Park Middle School. I remember having gym as my first period class. Tired and...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Joyce Heaven - Manchester, CT

“RIP coach , great years at WHS with you from 1962 thru 1964.You were an inspiration , a mentor , and a great straight forward , honest leader.I'll...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Steve and family, I was so sorry to read about your dad's passing. As a former graduate of Windsor High School, I remember him well. My thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy (Trinks) Rago - Burlington, CT

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home - CT

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Arthur was born on March 15, 1929 and passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Arthur was a resident of Windsor, Connecticut at the time of passing.

Born in Worcester, MA on March 15, 1929, son of the late Raymond and Mildred (Spring) Roche, he was raised in Whitinsville, MA and was a graduate of Northbridge High School.

After his graduation, he served in the US Army during the Korean War and upon his discharge he moved to Connecticut and took a position in Danielson at Killingly High School and shortly after he moved to Windsor where he taught physical education at Windsor High School and coached football. After the Town of Windsor opened Sage Park Middle School, Art transitioned to teaching junior high school until his retirement after over 30 years with the Windsor Board of Education.

In memory of coach's dedication to sports and helping others, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State St. Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517.