Mass service for mother of West New York Mayor Felix Roque set for Saturday


The mass service for Caridad Hilda Roque-Dieguez, the mother of West New York Mayor Felix Roque, will be held at the Holy Family Church in Union City on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Mayor Felix Roque

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Known to family and friends as Hilda, a former nurse in Cuba, Roque-Diegeuz passed away on Tuesday after weeks of care at the Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen for a number of health issues.

Eight days after winning re-election, Felix Roque told Hudson County View he was “extremely blessed” that his mother lived through Election Day after she had stopped breathing.

Roque is currently under indictment from the state Attorney General’s Office for allegedly receiving $250,000 in bribes and other kickbacks, but was shown the utmost respect from his constituents at a largely uneventful board of commissioners meeting yesterday where the budget was introduced.

The Holy Family Church is located at 530 35th Street and the Roque family has decided to forego a funeral service.

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  1. Fraud… Send Roque to Jail or shall we name a school or street after him in WNY?

    I believe Felix lied again. Him Mommy found out he got caught and it killed her. She knew he was Indicted like his Daddy years ago. What a shame Felix you broke her.

    Albio Sires come back from Florida and see whats going on in HC and WNY. We could use some help here. Our Traffic lights are out all over town for starters.