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William Thomas Rochford

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“I have known and worked with Bill for many years both at IBM and then at the Catamount golf course where he played golf and I worked the counter. He...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Stephen Gould - Burlington, VT

“Dear Jeanette and Family,I am sorry to learn of Bill's death; we are same age cousins, and we shared a great love of sports, especially baseball,...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Ann Grow - Tarrytown, NY

“Jeannette and family, sorry for your loss. Please know that all of the Grow cousins send our sympathies. Love and Prayers ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Nan Griffith - Brasher Falls, NY

“Jeanette, I was so sorry to read of Bill's passing in the online Free Press. I so enjoyed having you as neighbors, and we shared lovely memories. ...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Rochford Clan,Thinking of you all.I had the happy chance of running into Bill at the Dr. office a couple years ago and 'reintroduced' myself. We...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: John Bean - Laurel Hill Drive, VT

“We are so sorry for your loss. We know he will be dearly missed. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Marc and Rita Lemire - FL

“Dear Aunt Jeanette, Cindy, Cia, Bill, Chris and Michael and everyone in your family. We were very saddened to hear of Uncle Billy's death. Please...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Rob Cullivan - Portland, OR

“Jeannette and extended family, I was saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers . I hope that your...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Villemaire - Delray Beach, FL

“We're very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We both lost our fathers when they were very young, and we realize that no matter their age, it's...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Terrence Griffin - Leesburg, FL

“Bill & FamilySo sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jodi Parrot - Milton, VT


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William Thomas Rochford, 82 of So. Burlington died on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the VNA Respite House. He was born in St. Lawrence, NY on May 18, 1934 the son of the late William and Katherine (Grow) Rochford. Bill received his Bachelor's degree from Holy Cross University. He served with the US Army from 1956-1958. On November 24, 1956 he was married to Jeanette Bouchard. Bill worked many years for IBM as a Human Resource Manager. He was very active in the community serving on the St. Anthony Parish Council, he was a member of the So. Burlington High School Boosters Club, and he coached 20 years for South Burlington Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams. Bill enjoyed playing golf and cherished his time spent with family. Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years Jeanette Rochford of So. Burlington; their children Jacinta Benenati and husband Richard of Williston, Marcia Rochford and wife Gail Del Bianco of Leesburg, FL, William T. Rochford, II and wife Jill of Milton, Michael Rochford and wife Tracy of Florida, Christopher Rochford and wife Rebecca of So. Burlington; 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; his brother Joseph Rochford and wife Laverne of Ohio, and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his three sisters Ellen Brophy, Mary Colao and Margaret Cullivan. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 22, at 11:00am in St. John Vianney Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Bill's memory may be made to the McClure Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446.

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