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Clergyman

Ambrose Francis Roche, American clergyman. Served as chaplain Middlesex Company branch American Federation Catholic Socs. and Parishes; member Board Diocesan Consultors to Cardinal O’Connell. Made domestic prelate of Papal Court, title of Monsignor, by Pope Pius X, 1911. Was editor public Quincy Monitor (monthly) for 12 years.

Background

Roche, Ambrose Francis was born on October 8, 1854 in S. Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Nicholas Enright and Ellen Frances (Sullivan) Roche.

Education

Educated St. Bonaventure’s College, Allegheny, New York. St. Joseph’s Seminary, Troy, New York.

Career

Ordained priest R.C. Church, 1880. Assistant St. John’s Church, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1880-1896. Pastor St. Paul’s Parish, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1896-1900, St. Mary’s Parish, West Quincy, 1900-1908.

St. Patrick’s Parish, Watertown, 1908-1928, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Jamaica Plain, November 7, since 1928.

Membership

Served as chaplain Middlesex Company branch American Federation Catholic Socs. and Parishes. Member Board Diocesan Consultors to Cardinal O’Connell. Made domestic prelate of Papal Court, title of Monsignor, by Pope Pius X, 1911.

Was editor public Quincy Monitor (monthly) for 12 years.

Connections

father:
Nicholas Enright Roche

mother:
Ellen Frances (Sullivan) Roche