Patricia Roach, active in politics and Chelsea block association, 53


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Volume 73, Number 21 | September 24 – 30, 2003

Patricia Roach, active in politics

and Chelsea block association, 53

Patricia M. Roach, a member and former officer of the Chelsea West 200 Block Association and active in Democratic Party affairs, died Sun. Sept. 21 at the age of 53.

Known to her friends and neighbors as Trisha, she was an avid gardener and block association member who lived on W. 21st St. for more than 20 years. She worked for several years as an agent with Liberty Travel and was a member of the Ninth Avenue and the Potluck clubs.

A longtime member of the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club, she also was a member of the New York County Democratic Committee.

“She lived life to the fullest and loved to travel the world. Rarely did she miss a chance for a trip to the beach to windsurf and soak up the sun,” said her nephew, Stephen R. Hunter, Jr.

She was born on Dec. 8, 1949, to Everett and Evelyn Roach of Stamford, Conn., and graduated from the College of New Rochelle. She is survived by her parents, two sisters, Anne Hunter of Chester, N.Y., and Marian Benassi, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., a brother, Everett A. Roach, Jr., of La Jolla, Calif., two nieces and five nephews, an uncle and two aunts.

Reddens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wed. Sept. 24 at St. Columba’s Church in Chelsea. Contributions may be made in Trisha’s memory to Gilda’s Club, 195 W. Houston St., 10014 and St.Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, 325 W. 15th St., 10011.