I just saw this online. I was only thinking about the Roches recently because I was in NYC in August. I often thought about Gerry and Marie and am now very sad to learn the have both passed. It's Melanie Fitzgerald. I'm the little Irish kid from years ago. I now live in Ohio. Really saddened to hear of Gerrys death. I thought he was a terrific guy and am only sorry I didn't meet him as an adult .