Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Jean Elizabeth Roherty
Jean Elizabeth (Downie) Roherty passed away peacefully Thursday, September 30th 2021 at Rocmaura Nursing Home, Saint John NB.
Born on November 12, 1932 in Fredericton, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Hazel (McCorquindale) Downie. Jean attended George Street Public School in Fredericton NB, & after graduating from high school in 1950, she was employed as a teller for several years by the Bank of Montreal. In the mid-50's, Jean was accepted into the Government of Canada Federal Civil Service, where she was employed by the Treasury Department, National Defence branch until July 1964. It was here she met John Roherty, who would become her spouse of 56 years (married July 4th 1964) until his death March 1st 2020.
Jean was a devoted wife, mother, & grandmother & enjoyed her flower & vegetable gardens, bird watching, cake decorating, toll painting & was an active member of both St. Mark's Catholic Church Quispamsis & St. Alphonsus (Blessed Trinity) Parish Hampton.
Jean is survived by her son Shawn (Yulia) of Quispamsis, her beloved grandchildren Sonja & Daniel, as well as nieces Marilyn (Roger) Crisp, Janet (Greg) Jewett & her nephew Frank Downie; nieces Sheila Sowers and Patricia Chambers; as well as several great-nieces & nephews, & cousins from her extended family.
Besides her parents, Jean is predeceased by her loving husband John, and brothers; Frank (Greta), Neil (Jeanne Marie), Ivan (Nettie), and Bruce (Sharon).
Arrangements are under the care of Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Rd. Quispamsis (849-2119). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Hampton, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 11:00AM. Prior to the Mass, a visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
For those unable to attend the Mass or Visitation, there will be a livestream link available to view the service on the left hand side of the obituary or by clicking this link:
Interment to take place at St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Donations made in memory of Jean may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB. Online condolences may be made at: www.KennebecasisFH.com
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