Roma Crocker Memorial

Mrs. Roma Crocker, the first Washington, DC Patron’s President, passed away this month. Mrs. Crocker’s family will be having a Memorial Service at the Sulgrave Club on June 3, 2017 from 5-7p.m. Her family extends an invitation to all of the DC Patrons to the service in honor of their mother and have requested donations be made to the Washington, DC Patrons in lieu of flowers.

If you plan to attend, please contact Judy Martin ( by May 26, 2017 via email.

Roma Crocker died peacefully in her sleep after a long illness on Saturday April 15, 2017. She was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1928. After attending school in England during World War II, she came to the US in the late forties. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, and a loyal, fun loving friend to many.

During the course of her life, she was involved with the Washington Chapter of the Patrons of the Vatican, Ford Theater, the Washington Opera, the Washington International Horse Show, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Smithsonian Institute, and Art Services International.

Roma is survived by her six natural children: Grania Allport, Michael Beauregard, Tara Whitbeck, Hugh Beauregard, Philip Beauregard, and Myles Crocker; eight grandchildren: Peter Allport, Tara Allport, Ashley Beauregard, Toby Beauregard, Sean Whitbeck, James Whitbeck, Nicholas Whitbeck, and Christopher Whitbeck; and five great grandchildren Henry Allport, Scarlett Allport, Penelope Allport, Félix Whitbeck, and Maud Whitbeck. Both of her marriages ended in divorce.

A memorial celebration will be held on June 3rd 2017 from 5-7PM at the Sulgrave Club, Washington, D.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington Chapter of the Patrons of the Vatican, (“PAVM Washington DC Chapter” and sent to Ronald Marchessault, Jr. PO Box 11421, Washington, DC 20008).

Posted on May 18, 2017