We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin
Rita (Roux) Desrochers, 92, formerly of Berlin, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022. She was the widow of Bertrand Desrochers who died in 2016.
Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Norbert and Anna (Roberge) Roux. Rita was a Berlin resident most of her life. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin, as well as a member of Ladies Guild. She was also a member of St. Jean de Baptiste Society in New Britain.
Rita was predeceased by her son, James Desrochers, and a grandson, Justin Desrochers.
Surviving a daughter-in-law, Christine Desrochers of Kensington; two daughters, Laura McQueeney and her husband Jon McQueeney of Summerfield, FL, and Diane Rode of East Haddam and former son-in-law Gary Rode. Also, four grandchildren, Evan Desrochers, Charles Desrochers, Nicholas McQueeney and Cole Rode; two great-grandchildren, Arroyo Desrochers and Violet Desrochers; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in October at a time and date to be announced. Burial, with her husband, will be in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown following the Mass. There are no calling hours. Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St Jude Children's Research Hospital.