OBITUARY

Roland N. Seguin

April 14, 1938December 14, 2018

Fairhaven-Roland N. Seguin, 80, of Fairhaven, passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2018. He was the husband of Jeanine E. (Morency) Seguin. They were married for 57 years. He was a communicant of St. Josephʼs Parish, Fairhaven.

Born in Fall River, to Normand A. and Jeannette R. (Boule) Seguin, he was the eldest of their eight children. He was educated at Sacred Heart Elementary School in New Bedford, Msgr. Prevost High School in Fall River, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College, and performed graduate work at Yale University, University of Maine, Orono, Bridgewater State University and University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

In his early years, Roland was a teacher and coach. He was fluent in French and also coached football, golf, track and basketball. His first assignment, after college, was as a teacher and coach at St. Michaelʼs in Arizona. Upon returning home, he was a teacher and coach at Fairhaven High School and then Bishop Stang High School. He then joined the corporate world as a Sales Representative and then as a Real Estate Representative for the Shell Oil Company. He then was a Shell Oil Dealer in New Bedford, before embarking on a 35-year career in Real Estate and Promotional Product Sales for the Newton Mfg. Company, Newton, Iowa. During his early years, he became involved in Fairhaven Town Government and served as a Planning Board member and Chairman, Board of Appeals member and Chairman, Board of Selectman member and Chairman and Town Meeting member. His military career was in the Army Reserves, where he entered as a private first class, achieved the rank of sergeant first class, then received a direct promotion to first lieutenant from the President, all within a 7+ year time period.

For Roland, God and family always came first.

Survivors include his wife; four children, Roy R. and his wife Margaret M. Seguin, of Dartmouth, Attorney Suzanne J. Seguin and her husband Michael Cummings, of Mattapoisett, Marc D. of Dartmouth and Julianne R. and her husband Timothy Murphy of Barrington, RI, Eight grandchildren, Peter R. Seguin and fiancée Meisha, David P. Seguin, Michael J. and Alissa Seguin, Katelyn E. Cummings, Patrick M. Cummings, Sarah J. Seguin, Maeve J. Murphy and Quinn J. Murphy, his siblings Marguerite Burt of Florida, Jean B. Seguin of Fairhaven, Jeanne-Therese Mendes of Fairhaven, Monique L. Ward of Bourne, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Paul R. Seguin, Anne Marie Terceira, and Pierre C. Seguin, who passed on December 9.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 9:00a.m. at St. Josephʼs Church, 74 Spring Street, Fairhaven. Burial will be immediately after at the Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at the Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home located at 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Josephʼs Church, 74 Spring Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 or the Parkinsonʼs Foundation. www.waring-sullivan.com for online tribute/directions

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 20, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, December 21, 2018
  • Burial Friday, December 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Roland N. Seguin

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Nicole LeBlanc

December 19, 2018

Uncle Roland you were such a loving, strong and kind person. You always made me feel loved and part of a special family. I treasure all the parties and events where your presence was honored and valued. Your love of God and the invocation of prayers always superseded anything else. You brought us back to center and infused us with the faith that could move mountains. Continue to shine your light on our family and Rest In Peace dear uncle. You are and were always very special to me! You will be missed! Love you always...

Carlos and Gail Homen

December 17, 2018

Dear Family,
Although we have never met this amazing soul, we send you all our deepest condolences.
Katelyn, may your family find peace during this most difficult time. Rest in peace in the Glory of our sweet Lord.

Betsy Thompson

December 17, 2018

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Roland. I absolutely loved this man. Never was there a friendlier, kind soul! Roland and I shared a lot of chatter over the years when I worked at the Law Offices of Beauregard & Burke. Later, his lovely daughter Suzanne came to work with us and then I was able to see Roland even more. I know his family and friends will miss him terribly, but Heaven has gained a true angel. Rest in peace, Roland. You left a lifelong impression on me.

john Hoyle

December 17, 2018

Dear Jeanine and family:
I was saddened today to find out about the passing of Roland.
He and I were not only friendly competitors but many years ago had an opportunity to work together on several projects.
I was proud to call him a friend.
May he rest in peace.
John Hoyle

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FROM THE FAMILY