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Buddy Roche, supermarket founder and philanthropist, dies at age 85

Posted by Your Town  September 10, 2013 08:43 PM

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Buddy Roche, whose success in supermarkets allowed him to become a philanthropic patron of schools and various other nonprofits that touched his life, died Wednesday (Sept. 4) of complications of cancer in Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care in Cambridge.

He was 85 and divided his time between Marco Island, Fla., and his longtime home in Needham, which he called his lucky town.

With his wife, Eileen, or with his brother Pat, Mr. Roche gave away millions of dollars to recipients that including Sacred Heart School and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roslindale, the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, the Boston Irish Famine Memorial, scholarships for students at Stonehill College in Easton, the Charles River Center for people with developmental disabilities, and the community ice rink arena in West Roxbury, which the brothers named for their late brother, Jim.

Read the Globe's obituary here.

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