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.
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.”