Bishop Francis X. Roque Passes to Eternal Life

Please pray for the repose of the soul of former AMS auxiliary bishop, the Most Reverend Francis X. Roque, D.D., who passed into eternal life on Thursday, September 12, at the age of 90.

Bishop Roque, a 21-year-veteran of the U.S. Army chaplain corps, served as Auxiliary Bishop first in the Military Vicariate and then in the Archdiocese for the Military Services, under Archbishops Joseph T. Ryan, Joseph T. Dimino, and Edwin F. O’Brien from 1983 to 2004.

Bishop Roque died peacefully at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket, RI, an assisted care home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, where he had lived in quiet retirement for the past few years. At the time of his death, he was less than a month shy of his 91st birthday and just a few days before the 66th anniversary of his priestly ordination.  He is survived by dozens of nieces and nephews.