Penelope Roach, Ph.D. a retired professor of sociology at Marymount College, died peacefully at her home in New Paltz, New York, on Dec. 3. She was 86.

Roach taught for 38 years at Marymount, which merged with Fordham in 2000 and was closed in 2007.

A funeral Mass was held in Hyde Park, New York, for close family and friends on Dec. 11, followed by entombment at the mausoleum at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Read the obituary in the Poughkeepsie Journal.




Nicole LaRosa is the senior director of University communications. She can be reached at [email protected] or 212-903-8810.