Florence Gertrude Roman

Florence Gertrude Roman, born in Chester Gap, VA, on January 4, 1950, and a resident of Stephens City, peacefully departed this life on May 13, 2024. She was the cherished daughter of James Richard Mahoney and Anna Bell Mahoney.

As the devoted wife of a military service member, Florence’s life journey took her across the globe, where she embraced diverse cultures and communities. Her unwavering support and steadfast love were the foundation of her family’s resilience during their travels.

Florence served her country with honor and distinction in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1971. Following her military service, she continued her service to the nation alongside her husband, contributing to military communities worldwide. She later embarked on a career with the Army Corps of Engineers, where she dedicated herself tirelessly until her retirement in 2014.

In 1974, Florence united in marriage with the love of her life, Candido Roman, who preceded her in death. Together, they shared a deep love and raised a beautiful family. Florence was a devoted mother to her three children, David F. Roman of Virginia, Michael E. Roman of New Jersey, and Matthew K. Roman of the Netherlands. She also embraced her role as a stepmother to Christine T. Roman, Jay Allen Roman (deceased), Steven C. Roman, Sr., and Janette Roman Rickards of California.

Florence’s presence was a beacon of strength and warmth to all who knew her. Her gentle spirit, compassionate heart, and love for adventure enriched the lives of those around her.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Jean Riley of Stephen City. She was predeceased by her sister Linda Stonebreaker.

She will be deeply missed by her daughter-in-law, Linda; grandchildren, Kelli, Meghan, Ethan, Jackson, Chandler, Ashley, Jamey, Nicholas, Rachel, Steven Jr., Samantha, Tyler, Joshua; and her great-grandchildren, Lynissa, Cylas, Liam, Ian, Tatiana, Aaliyah, Oceanna, Nipsey and Forever.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Blue Ridge Hospice for their unwavering support and compassionate care during Florence’s illness and final days.

In honoring Florence’s wishes, a small memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on May 20, 2024 from 6-8pm at Maddox Funeral Home. Her ashes will be scattered at sea, fulfilling her final wish to be reunited with her beloved husband.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boys Club or USO in Florence’s memory.

  4 comments for “Florence Gertrude Roman

  1. Kira Skala
    May 14, 2024 at 6:21 pm

    Dear Matthew
    & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May her memory always be a blessing.
    Kira Skala

  2. Saamntha Roman
    May 14, 2024 at 10:36 pm

    Uncle Matthew,

    Grandma Florence will be deeply missed. She was a wonderful woman who always remembered a holiday and birthday.
    My deepest condolences are with you and all your siblings.

    Much love

  3. Luz D. Michaels
    May 15, 2024 at 11:43 am

    To my dearest friend Michael son of The late Florence, Linda the daughter in law and family. Sorry for your loss may God lead you through better days.

  4. Carolyn Stamey
    May 20, 2024 at 6:35 pm

    To all of Florence’s family –

    I worked with Florence for many years at the Corps of Engineers. She was my friend and co-worker. She loved all of you so much. I hope your memories of her laughter, stories, and smiles bring you comfort in the days ahead. Rest in Peace, Florence. We’ll meet again.

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