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Mary Rochin


Mrs. Mary A. Rochin of Avondale, AZ passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022 in her home in Avondale, AZ surrounded by family. She was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on April 27, 1938. She worked many jobs throughout her career from clothes inspector, elder care, to homemaker. She was most proud of her work as a Quality Line Inspector for Farah Manufacturing Co. in El Paso, Texas.  She was a graduate of Loretto High School in El Paso, Texas.

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She was an avid fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Dallas Cowboys. She loved to travel with her beloved husband, Mario. She spent a lifetime dedicated to the Catholic church. Her favorite Church was St. John Vianney. She loved to sew, crochet and made many garments for the priests at St. Johns Vianney.  Her love for sharing was her greatest gift. She could strike up a conversation with a stranger and before you knew it, they were best friends. She cherished her husband Mario A. Rochin, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her sons: Louis Matamoros (Edna), David Matamoros (Beverly), Joseph Matamoros, and Javier Matamoros (Mary Ellen), Joe Rochin (Cindy), Mario Rochin (Yolanda), Michael Rochin, Carlos Rochin (Lisa); daughters, Rosa Moreno (Rocky), Olga Rodriguez (Albert), Libby Helm (Randy), and Carmen Dunn; sister-in-law, Rosa Rochin; brother-in-law, Hector Rochin; 41 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Mario Rochin, parents; Miguel Sanchez and Juana Sanchez, brothers: Miguel, Ignacio; sisters: Carmen Rochin, Josephina Sanchez, and Elena Gonzalez.

A visitation will be held on August 2, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ  85338.  A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on August 3 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 800 W. Loma Linda Blvd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.  Burial will take place at 1 p.m. on August 3 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024. 

At the request of the family, masks will be required for all services   Masks will be available upon request.


Jesus Needed a Seamstress

I believe heaven is perfect. We might ask ourselves if it is perfect and we enjoy earthly careers and skills would God allow us to continue them in heaven if that is what his souls wanted?

Seamstresses in heaven get to do what they are passionate about, make beautiful garments. The angels wanted new robes. They went to the Lord and requested new robes, not just any robes but the best.

They said Lord we need the best seamstress for our robes. The Lord turned to Peter, the pearly gates keeper and asked him, “Peter, where is our Seamstress?” The Lord said, “You know, the one we have been saving for such an important project.

The one who is the Godly woman, she is good, loves all people unconditionally, she keeps my commands, she is a leader that shows the rest of us how to be a great person, always bringing joy to others. You know the one who preaches my name all day and does so without saying a word.”

Peter responded, “Lord, we have not called her home yet.” Jesus said, “Bring my beloved Mary Rochin home. Heaven needs a Seamstress.”

7 Comments on “Mary Rochin

  1. Mary, I will miss you so much, but know that you are in a much happier place next to your love Tata and our Lord Jesus Christ♥️
    Over the past 40 plus years we both grew closer and I considered you my friend, confidant and most of all as if you were my Mom! Remember to keep watch over us and give Tata and my grandparents big hugs and kisses. Lovingly your Daughter.

  2. Mary, amiga,comadre, consejera ❤️ Se le va a extrañar mucho pero deja en nosotros muchas bonitas memorias , siempre atenta y amable , ya no estará físicamente con nosotros pero en nuestro corazón siempre presente , descansa en Paz comadrita al lado de compadre Mario 🙏🏻

  3. O gma I miss you like crazy!! You were one hell of a grandma and the twins and Tom Tom miss you!

    The casino will never be the same
    Watch over me and my family guide me to always do right

    I love you

  4. Our sincere condolences. Love you all..

  5. Mary, thank you for the wonderful memories. I won’t forget you help us with my daughter quinceañera dress! You are such a wonderful soul! We will miss you so much. I am thankful to see you this last month! We love you ♥️🙏🏻 😢 Lupita 🙅🏻‍♀️♥️

  6. Grandma Mary,

    Your truth is what I will miss the most about you. Always telling me your thoughts some very funny others heart wrenching but always truth. Thank you for showing all my kids love unconditionally. You will always be with us in spirt heaven is so lucky

    Love you forever and always

  7. Aunt Mary will be greatly missed! She and Uncle Mario will be reunited to continue their wonderful bond 🙂 Mary’s humor, talents and fun outlook in life, as well as her deep faith is an inspiration to all. Our deepest sympathy to all for your great loss.
    With Sympathy and Affection,
    . Sherry + Mike Spray Family

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