Haverhill, MA — Judith Ann Rocheleau (formerly Lamanna and Hardy), born in Syracuse, N.Y., August 13, 1941, to the late Carl and Beverly Lamanna, died at Merrimack Valley Hospice Wednesday with “her girls” and her loving husband by her side, following a courageous and hard fought battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Judi lived in Syracuse, N.Y., with her brother, Bob, and parents, Carl and Bev, until she was 13 years old. They then moved to Andover, Mass., where she graduated from Andover High School and The Chandler School for Women. She married the late Douglas M. Hardy of Loudon, N.H., lived in Andover where they had their first child, Lisa Ann, and then later moved to New Jersey where she had her second daughter, Lynne Marie.
Following Douglas’s death in 1972, Judi moved back to North Andover with her girls, where they lived for a while, then moved to California and back and raised the girls mostly in North Andover by herself.
She later married her current husband, Robert A. Rocheleau, who she liked to call “Bobit” and has been married to him for the last 24 years. Judi has since worked at Ruth’s House as the Outreach Coordinator, served on the Board of Directors at Ruth’s House, was a President of the Haverhill Garden Club and volunteered at various other Humanitarian and Animal Organizations.
Judi loved to paint, garden, go for walks with her husband and beloved greyhounds Ernie and Rosie, travel, shop for anything with “bling,” spend time with her friends and most recently spend time at her Oceanside camp in Wells, Maine.
Judi was a very hard working independent woman who more than anything loved spending time with her beloved family. Judi also loved being “Grandma” to her two grandchildren, Ryan and Sean Long. My Ry and Seany as she liked to call them were her pride and joy and when most recently asked what her greatest wish was, it was to see them grow up.
Judi is survived by her husband of 24 years, Robert A. Rocheleau of Bradford Mass.; her daughter, Lisa A. Foucault and husband, Brian, of Atkinson, N.H.; her daughter, Lynne M. Long and husband, Thomas, of Atkinson, N.H.; her 2 grandchildren, Ryan Marie and Sean Long of Atkinson, N.H.; her stepdaughter, Lori Rocheleau of Salem, N.H.; her stepdaughter, Amy Rocheleau of Denver, Colo.; her brother, Robert Lamanna and wife, Beverly, of Easton, N.H.; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third St., North Andover, MA 01845. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Ridgewood Cemetery, 177 Salem St., North Andover, MA 01845.
Friends can make donations to Merrimack Valley Hospice, c/o Home Health Foundation, Attn: Tammy Stott, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843 or the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, c/o NPCF, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.