Obituary of Frank T. Rochford
Francis T. “Frank” Rochford, 83, of Clifton Park, peacefully entered into eternal life surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Francis J. and Margaret McCarty Rochford and the beloved husband of Gail C. Cunningham Rochford of Clifton Park and the late Mary Theresa “Terry” Hedderson Rochford. He was a graduate of Ft. Hamilton Natural School in Brooklyn and served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962 where he earned the Good Conduct Medal and his Honorable Discharge.
Frank retired from a dedicated career of 30 years with United Airlines in Newark, NJ.
He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Crescent, a member of the American Legion Mohawk Post #1450 in Halfmoon and loved to watch Classics on television.
Beloved husband of Gail of Clifton Park, devoted father of Colleen (Steve) Palmer of Scotia, Frank T. Rochford, Jr., Thomas (Susan) Rochford, both of Staten Island, NY, Patrick (Wendy) Rochford of Spotswood, NJ, Leanne (Scott) Smith of Middlebury, VT, Laura (Ed) Beck of Mesa, AZ and the late Deborah Leigh Rochford, brother of Dennis Rochford of St. Petersburg, FL and Joan (Robert “Bobby”) Smith of Brooklyn, cherished “Grandpa” of Vanessa, Deirdre, Nicolette, Justin and Christian Rochford, Kelsey Smith, Ryan and Dylan Palmer, also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Crescent, 86 Church Hill Rd., Waterford, NY 12188.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Ocean View Cemetery, 3315 Amboy Rd., Staten Isalnd, NY 10306.
Frank’s family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all of his caregivers at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta for the love and care which was provided to him and themselves.
The family desires that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, #405, Albany, NY 12205, in memory of Frank T. Rochford.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 RT-9, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
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