March 5, 1942 - August 9, 2021
Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Tonry Roach, 79, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away at home on Monday, August 9, 2021. Pat was born on March 5, 1942, in Cambridge, MA, daughter of the late Mary (Mollie) Ryan Tonry and William Tonry. She attended Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Inwood, NY and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, with a degree in Elementary Education/Psychology. Pat pursued her passion for teaching in NYC schools and in Bucks County, PA. Pat and her beloved husband Tod and their family lived in the Netherlands, Texas, Norway, Pennsylvania and Virginia before settling in North Carolina. While living abroad Pat was very involved in various organizations, serving a term as President of the Petroleum Wives Club in Stavanger, Norway. An avid bridge player and reader, Pat also volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House in several cities. She was a devoted Catholic and parishioner at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Charlotte. Survivors include her husband of nearly 58 years, Thomas “Tod” F. Roach of Waxhaw; children and grandchildren Christine Roach of Waxhaw; Tod Roach and his children Liam, Alexandra and Charlotte Roach all of Lynchburg, VA; Neil Roach of Houston Texas; David Roach of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and Sean Roach (Bridget ) and their children Sarah and Michael Roach all of Austin, TX; her siblings Geraldine Hugo ( Norm) of New Canaan, CT; Mary Yeo (David) of Sacramento, CA; and Anne Tonry of Reno, NV, and her sister-in-law Patricia Gogolak (Victor) of McLean, VA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either the Ronald McDonald House of Texas, 4707 Bengal St, Dallas, TX 75235 or Mercy Ships https://donate.mercyships.org The family would like to give Hospice of Union County a special thank you for the extraordinarily compassionate care given to not only Pat but also to the entire family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 1:00PM at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28277. A reception will follow the Mass at the Courtyard Marriott at Waverly, 6319 Providence Farm Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. An online guest book is available at www.hertiagecares.com.
Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Tonry Roach, 79, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away at home on Monday, August 9, 2021. Pat was born on March 5, 1942, in Cambridge, MA, daughter of the late Mary (Mollie) Ryan Tonry and William Tonry. She attended Sacred... View Obituary & Service Information
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