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Roland W. Brochu

June 19, 1930July 7, 2021

Roland W. Brochu 1930-2021 Lewiston- Roland W. Brochu 91, recently of Gracelawn Apartments, Auburn died July 7, after a brief illness. He was born in Lewiston on June 19, 1930 a son of the late Walter and Rose Brochu. Roland married the former Aline Morneault on June 17, 1950. They shared 49 wonderful years of love, laughter and happiness. They traveled extensively and treasured family and friends. They moved to Taylor Pond in 1976 where he resided until 2020. He began his career working as store manager for Mohican Market in Lewiston in the 1950’s. In 1948 he joined the Maine Army National guard, where he went to military schools and commissioned as an officer 1958. His local unit was activated during The Berlin Crisis 1961/62. He held Company Commander and Battalion Staff Officer positions, retiring after 23 years as a major in 1971. In 1960 he joined The Allstate Insurance Co. He was a local agent for 32 years and retired in 1992. Through his dedication and hard work he earned many awards and trips for his family. He loved the people. He was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Church and also a member of the America Legion. He was a volunteer at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Lewiston, Patient Transport for ten years. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Curran and her husband James of Cyclone, PA, a son Michael Brochu and his wife Connie of Summerville S.C., three grandchildren Colleen (Curran) and her husband Geoff McGuire of W. Farmington, OH, Janet Brochu of Las Vegas, NV, and Erin Brochu of Summerville, S.C., a great grandson Kyle McGuire of W. Farmington, OH, his brothers in law Ronaldo Morneault and his wife Jeanne of Auburn, and Lorenzo Morneault and wife Jackie of Carson, CA, and several nieces and nephews. He also shared 18 years enjoying life with his loving companion Gaetane Gurney, they traveled many places and explored many sunsets. He was predeceased by his parents his wife Aline on June 29, 1999 and a brother Marcel Brochu on June 20, 2002. On line condolences can be shared at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com Visitation Fortin Lewiston Sunday 7/18 from 2-5PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday 7/19 at 1 Pm at Holy Cross Church. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston, 784-4584.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 18, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, July 19, 2021

Memories

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Roland A Girouard

July 31, 2021

Roland was the officer that swore me in the Maine Army National Guards in 1965 . I made a career of it and was in for 33 yrs.Thank You Roland .I will never forget him. Condolences to the Family.

AL Levesque

July 24, 2021

Sorry for your family loss

The Levesque Family

July 19, 2021

Deepest sympathies from Al Levesque and family. Thanks for reaching out to Dad to let him know. We have fond memories of Roland and your mom.

Carol and John Omerza

July 18, 2021

Roland always had an inviting smile on his face. He welcomed us with open arms when we had the oppurtunity to visit him at his home on Taylor Pond. He always greeted us with sincerety at the Xmas Eve gatherings in Ohio. The only thing we regret is not living closer to him to make the visits more frequent. His love of others will be greatly missed.

Steven Jamrog

July 15, 2021

We were sorry to read of Roland’s passing. We had the pleasure of being next door neighbor’s of Roland’s, for many years. He was always upbeat and engaging and full of energy. He was always someone we could count on if we needed helping hand. Just a good neighbor and friend. Hopefully your faith will help you cope with your loss.
With Love,
Steve and Barara Jamrog

violet gerber

July 15, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Roland at St. Mary's Volunteers - Transport Division. He was nearly always upbeat, curious, pleasant, and a can do go-getter in every way. He always 'made lemonade' out of any lemon. My sympathy to his family and friends. He will be missed. Vi Gerber

Sharon McGilvery

July 15, 2021

My sympathy to Roland's family and friends. My mother and I had a camp at Taylor Pond next door to his.
As you reflect back on him over the years may you have happy memories of your times together.

Sharon

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY