Rochester, RoxAnne Lynn 53, of Venice, Florida, passed away on Saturday, April 12. RoxAnne was born in Des Plaines, Illinois, on October 4, 1961 to Richard R. Rochester and Florenceen DeGrazio Rochester. She graduated from Glenbrook North High School in 1979 and received her Bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College in 1983. Roxanne went on to receive her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1989. She married Jay Marhoefer on November 6, 1998. RoxAnne practiced law since 1989, most recently as a staff attorney for the Circuit Court of Cook County. She was an active volunteer for both community and legal organizations. She co-founded the Community Outreach Group for Old St. Pats church in the 1990s and was a board member of the Womens' Bar Association of Illinois for the last ten years. For 20 years, RoxAnne served meals every two weeks to women at Deborah's Place. RoxAnne is survived by her husband, Jay Marhoefer; her two sons, John and Dominic; her mother; sister and three brothers. A viewing will be held at Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida, from 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. The funeral will be held at Epiphany Cathedral, Venice, Florida, at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17, followed by burial at Venice Memorial Gardens. Chicago visitation will be held at Old St. Pat's Church from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 followed by a memorial Mass at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida or Deborah's Place in Chicago.
Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory
265 South Nokomis Avenue Venice, FL 34285
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Apr. 16, 2014