2011-02-17 / Obituaries

ROXANE ROQUE

Roxane Roque, age 44, of Carmel passed away peacefully on January 22, 2011. Roxane was born March 18, 1966 at Mt. Kisco Hospital in Mt. Kisco.

Roxane graduated from Carmel Central High School. When she was a senior, Roxane was a lead singer in the annual Battle of The Bands. She also played with the Putman Symphony Orchestra. Roxane was also a licensed insurance agent with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and was also licensed Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker.

Roxane loved to write poetry and to journal. She traveled extensively, snorkeling in the Bahamas with porpoises and sharks, and swimming with dolphins in Florida. Roxane especially loved the mountains of Colorado where she flew extensively with her close friend Jim Turner, even seeing Meteor Crater near Winslow Arizona.

Roxane was named by her grandfather after the character Roxane (pronounced Rox-on) in the love story Cyrano De Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand.

Roxane was an accomplished violinist, playing her grandfather Dr. Julio Roque’s Kloss violin, which was handed down to her by her father Rudy, who she lovingly called her “earthly father.” Roxane knew and loved her Heavenly Father Jesus Christ and always gave thanks to him for all her blessings.

Roxane was also a first responder for the American Red Cross and would travel anywhere at a moment’s notice help those in need. She also loved camping and boating and often spent time with her parents and her dog Leo at Mongaup Pond State Park.

Roxane attended First Baptist Church in Brewster where a Celebration of Her Life was held on January 30, 2011. Reverend Rick Julian performed the service. Arrangements were handled by Beecher Funeral Home of Brewster.

Roxane is survived by her parents Judy and Rudy Roque of Carmel; her brother Rudy A. Roque, Jr. of Savannah, GA; sister Rebecca T. (Roque) Hare and brother-in-law David Hare of Middlebury, CT; nieces Annabella Faith (9), Ava Brooke (4), and nephew Lucas Mathew (7), who all knew her as “Aunt Rocky.”

Any donations in memory of Roxane should be made to the Putman County Humane Society #68, Old Route 6 in Carmel, NY. Roxane dearly loved animals and frequently took food and blankets to them at the Humane Society.

We wish to thank everyone who knew and loved Roxane for their outpouring of love. Live, laugh, and love was Roxane.

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