John Patrick Roache

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John Patrick Roache

Birthdate: (106)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: April 4, 2011 (106)
Foxton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Foxton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Husband of Dorothy Winifred Roache
Father of <private> Johnstone; <private> Mann; <private> Kauri; Paul Roache; <private> Roache and 1 other

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About John Patrick Roache

JP Roache left Ireland with his sister Ellen and went to Perth Australia when they were in their early 20's. John worked in farming and the gold fields in Kalgoolie. He heard about NZ from a work mate and decided to sail to Wellington NZ after living in Australia for a couple of years, Ellen remained in Perth married an Australian, her family are still in Perth. John landed in Wellington NZ where he met his future wife Dorothy and were married soon after. He moved to Foxton in the Manawatu to work in the flax mills, he built his own business manufacturing concrete blocks. The same business continues today run by his son David Roache. John still lives at home and this year (30/3/2010) celebrates his 105th birthday with family and friends.

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John Patrick Roache's Timeline

March 30, 1905
April 4, 2011
Age 106
Foxton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
July 4, 2011
Age 106
Foxton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand