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OBITUARY

Roland St. Amand

November 29, 1935September 7, 2019
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Lewiston – Roland St. Amand, 83, of Sabattus, passed away on Saturday September 7th, , 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Caribou, Maine on November 29, 1935 the son of the late Edmond and Irene (Belanger) St. Amand. On December 26th, 1953, he married Jeannette Bourgoin. He started working at a very young age and despite a limited education, he went on in life to become a successful businessman. In 1952 he began working at Shapiro Brothers Shoe Shop as an outer sole cutter and through hard work became an Executive for the company from 1965 to 1973. He also owned and operated his own wood cutting operation and started up his own trucking and excavation Company. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and camping. He was very active in his community and his church. He was a former President of the Parent and Teacher Club at the Sabattus Elementary School, a Sabattus Volunteer fireman for 20 years attaining the rank of Captain, was chairperson of the building committee on the first building built for the Sabattus Fire Department and chair of The Sabattus Sewer and Water District. He loved his Church and was an active member of The Knights of Columbus as a 4th Degree Knight. He served the Knights in many capacities including a term as Grand Knight. One of his proudest achievements in The Knights was establishing The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund for the Lisbon Falls Council.

Roland is survived by Jeannette of Sabattus, 10 children: Janice (Jim) Wright, Gail (Gordon) Bauer, Janet (Lyle) Wheeler, Donna (Kevin) Woodbury, James (Mary), Tina Grant, Sally Troiano and fiancée Dave Masselli, Lisa (Gary) St. Pierre, Brenda St. Amand and fiancée Normand Boulay, Tammy (Adam) Thatcher, daughter-in-law Cindy, 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 5 sisters: Rella Frost, Maryann Michaud, Rita Taylor, Kathleen Bourgoin, Pauline King, 5 brothers: Joe (Jeannette), Roger, Richard (Connie), Ken (Rita), George (Julie). Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son: Roland Jr., a brother Paul and son in law: Danzel Grant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roland’s memory to: K of C Council 13181 Scholarship Fund.

Visitation will be held at The Fortin Funeral Home in Auburn on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Friday from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of The Rosary Church in Sabattus followed by committal prayers at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sabattus. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545

  • FAMILY

  • Roland is survived by Jeannette of Sabattus, 10 children: Janice (Jim) Wright, Gail (Gordon) Bauer, Janet (Lyle) Wheeler, Donna (Kevin) Woodbury, James (Mary), Tina Grant, Sally Troiano and fiancée Dave Masselli, Lisa (Gary) St. Pierre, Brenda St. Amand and fiancée Normand Boulay, Tammy (Adam) Thatcher, daughter-in-law Cindy, 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 5 sisters: Rella Frost, Maryann Michaud, Rita Nadeau, Kathleen Bourgoin, Pauline King, 5 brothers: Joe (Jeannette), Roger, Richard (Connie), Ken (Rita), George (Julie). Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son: Roland Jr., a brother Paul and son in law: Danzel Grant.
  • DONATIONS

  • K of C Council 13181 Scholarship Fund.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Visitation Hour Friday, September 13, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, September 13, 2019

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Warren Fredrikson

September 10, 2019

Jim Fredrikson

September 10, 2019

Thank you, Roland, for being a great Dad and father-in-law, and an awesome Pepere to Marissa, Warren and Darin.
It was my pleasure to have known you and thanks for sharing your hunting stories and your sense of humor. Your appreciation for “true” country music, and your unmatched generosity are things I will remember about you.
I will remember you as a kind man who loved his church, helping others and hard work ethic.
I know you are at peace with our Lord.
God Bless You,
Jim

Paul Morin

September 10, 2019

I was so fortunate to share a lifelong memory with Roland on a moose hunt back a few years ago. To do something that I love to do and asked to join him and ride along with him will be something I will never forget. After shooting the moose Roland was on a mission to go see the beautiful animal he had just harvested. After stumbling in a brush pile, I picked hum up and he was determined to go up the cutting to look for his moose. After walking some distance we finally found it after a little doubt he had hit it. But rest assured Roland was positive he had. The excitement we both shared cannot be replicated and I will forever think of Roland in my future hunts spending precious time in the woods. Again , my condolences to the family. Until we meet again, rest in peace and bring me luck during hunting season.

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Biography

Lewiston – Roland St. Amand, 83, of Sabattus, passed away on Saturday September 7th, , 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Caribou, Maine on November 29, 1935 the son of the late Edmond and Irene (Belanger) St. Amand. On December 26th, 1953, he married Jeannette Bourgoin. He started working at a very young age and despite a limited education, he went on in life to become a successful businessman. In 1952 he began working at Shapiro Brothers Shoe Shop as an outer sole cutter and through hard work became an Executive for the company from 1965 to 1973. He also owned and operated his own wood cutting operation and started up his own trucking and excavation Company. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and camping. He was very active in his community and his church. He was a former President of the Parent and Teacher Club at the Sabattus Elementary School, a Sabattus Volunteer fireman for 20 years attaining the rank of Captain, was chairperson of the building committee on the first building built for the Sabattus Fire Department and chair of The Sabattus Sewer and Water District. He loved his Church and was an active member of The Knights of Columbus as a 4th Degree Knight. He served the Knights in many capacities including a term as Grand Knight. One of his proudest achievements in The Knights was establishing The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund for the Lisbon Falls Council.

Roland is survived by Jeannette of Sabattus, 10 children: Janice (Jim) Wright, Gail (Gordon) Bauer, Janet (Lyle) Wheeler, Donna (Kevin) Woodbury, James (Mary), Tina Grant, Sally Troiano and fiancée Dave Masselli, Lisa (Gary) St. Pierre, Brenda St. Amand and fiancée Normand Boulay, Tammy (Adam) Thatcher, daughter-in-law Cindy, 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 5 sisters: Rella Frost, Maryann Michaud, Rita Taylor, Kathleen Bourgoin, Pauline King, 5 brothers: Joe (Jeannette), Roger, Richard (Connie), Ken (Rita), George (Julie). Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son: Roland Jr., a brother Paul and son in law: Danzel Grant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roland’s memory to: K of C Council 13181 Scholarship Fund.

Visitation will be held at The Fortin Funeral Home in Auburn on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Friday from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of The Rosary Church in Sabattus followed by committal prayers at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sabattus. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545