Melissa Roche

Born on December 14, 1963

Departed on September 14, 2016 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Melissa Roche, DVM of Nashville, TN passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 very suddenly and tragically. Dr. Roche was a graduate of Ohio State Veterinary School and loved her profession. She practiced for many years in her beloved Washington State, two years ago she moved to the Nashville area and recently had opened her own clinic, The Cat Doctor. Melissa was born 12/14/1963 in Ohio and remained in Ohio till she moved to Seattle.  Melissa was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Sue A. Crider  Melissa is survived by her life partner, Betsy Maddin of Nashville, TN, her father, Martin A. Roche (Karlene Roche) of Avon Lake, Ohio, and her sister Michelle Shum (Ken) of Fairview Park, OH.

In lieu of flowers Melissa would have wanted to support the Cat Shoppe a local nonprofit cat rescue thecatshoppedogstore.com or you may contribute to the care and feeding of her precious pets, you may contact Betsy Maddin @ tallmaddin@live.com if you wish to do this.  The family is planning a memorial service in the Cleveland, OH area, those details at “to be determined” at this time.

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