Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos


Raymond and Al (phonsus) Roche1942 #984
downstairs tenants at 640 East Seventh Street, South Boston from l942 until Mollie Barrett passed away October 11, l967.Mr. and Mrs. Alphonsus Roche were from Ferryville, Newfoundland, and had three sons - Donnie being born after this photo.Mr. Roche was a successful fisherman and often gave Mollie fish to cook on Fridays, when neighbors Josephine and Frances Pistorino often came over for supper.The Roche family eventually bought the Barrett home from Mollie's nephew William Joel Barrett, who settled in Rumson New Jerwsey after growing up in Darien.Mollie wrote on this photo "our cowboys" a copy was sent to Hawaii
Subject: Raymond and Alphonsus Roche
Year: 1942