Marlborough – David Roach Sr., 76, of Marlborough passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at home surrounded by his family.
He was born on January 26, 1947 in Brookline, MA. He was the son of the late Stanford Roach Sr. and Claire (Kelley) Roach.
David is survived by his children Edwina and her husband Patrick Condry of Marlborough, Cindy and her husband Scott Reid of Shrewsbury, David Roach Jr. and his partner Elizabeth De Almeida of Hudson, and Suzanne Roach of Clinton. He is survived by his grandchildren Meghan and husband Zachary, Kyle and Colleen Condry; Catherine and husband David Belbin and Caroline Reid; Ashlyn and husband Tim Albert; Trevor Roach and Bryanna Johansen along with 5 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind sisters Kathy Hickey and Cindy Roach of Marlborough, brothers Larry and his wife Linda of Fort Myers, Florida and Peter and his wife Ellen of Derry, New Hampshire. He also leaves behind father-in-law Manuel Moitozo of Clinton, brother-in-law Gerald Bryson of Marlborough, along with many nieces and nephews.
David is pre-deceased by the love of his life Gail (Bryson) Roach whom he was married to for 54 years, and his sister Claire King.
David was a loving father and grandfather whose door was always open. David and Gail lived on Lake Boone in Stow for 30 years and enjoyed hosting friends and family at their home. David enjoyed taking boat rides on the lake with Gail and their dogs. The Roach family enjoyed cookouts on the lake, family trips to Maine, and spoiling their grandchildren at Christmas time.
He worked in construction for most of his life, was the proud small-business owner of D & G Portables and worked for LPM.
In retirement, David enjoyed taking road trips to visit friends and family up and down the East Coast, cruising the Earie Canal with Gail on their pontoon boat, and traveling cross-country to visit his grandkids. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 11 am in Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough, MA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Eagles/Moose scholarship fund, or to Buddy Dog Humane Society Inc., 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776 or to Salvatore Padula Chapter 82 Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 229 Marlborough, MA 01752 in David’s name.
Short & Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough assisted with arrangements.