OBITUARY

Roland J. Dandurand

August 21, 1921April 8, 2013

Roland J. Dandurand, 91, formerly of Boynton Beach, FL and Manchester died April 8, 2013 at his home in Longwood, FL. He was born on August 21, 1921 in Allenstown, NH the son of Alfred and Angelina (Daneault) Dandurand.

He served in the 63rd infantry division, 255 regiment company, G2 platoon 3r squad traveling widely throughout the United States prior to going to Europe. He took part in three major battles and received the Purple Heart along with other medals. At a special ceremony in Boynton Beach in 2011, Mr. Dandurand was awarded a medal from the French Legion of Honor for his role in the liberation of France during World War II.

Mr. Dandurand was a retired supervisor from Velcro USA Inc. during his lifetime he was an avid stamp and coin collector. Once retired, he learned the craft of wood carving. Many friends, relatives and family are fortunate to have some of his lovely carved birds and other wildlife figures.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Germaine; four children, Joanne Richmond of Surry, ME, Elaine Pelletier and her husband Ken of Apopka, FL, Paul and Gale Dandurand and Dennis Dandurand all of Manchester; 9 grandsons, Thomas and Eryn Palladino, Tim Palladino, Grayson Richmond and Kathy Budwine, Gardiner Richmond, Brad and Shilee Dandurand, Ross and Katie Dandurand, Derek Dandurand and Elizabeth Burns and one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Tracy Dandurand) Blanchard; three great grandchildren, Zoe, Abigail and Carter Blanchard; one sister, Mrs. Simone Howson, a brother-in-law, two sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. He was pre deceased by three brothers, Rene, Lucien and Phillip Dandurand and two sisters, Theresa Rondeau and Gertrude Tripp.

Encryptment was in Mount Calvary Mausoleum. A prayer service was held at 1 PM on Saturday, April 20th. Donations may be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100, Maitland FL 32751.

Services

  • Committal Prayers Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Roland J. Dandurand

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April 13, 2013

April 13, 2013

so sorry for your loss... may you find comfort in your cherished memories.
Jesse and Evie Ward

April 13, 2013

With deepest sympathy!
Respectfully,
Deputy Fire Chief R.A. Ballou (Ret.)
Hampton, NH

Joanne Richmond

April 13, 2013

Thought the one he received the Purple Heart might be appropriate for the old patriot of World War II.

Gale Dandurand

April 13, 2013

I will always cherish his carvings and painting that he gave to us! We will miss
such a talented man! Rest in peace.

April 13, 2013

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Germaine. I want to offer our sympathies. Sorry for ur loss.
Pauline & Louis Eafrati

Scott Filion

April 12, 2013

Paul,
I'm very sorry for your loss.

Tom & Eryn Palladino

April 12, 2013

We'll miss our visits, and wonderful stories and conversations. Thank you for being a wonderful grand father, teacher, and friend.

Joanne Richmond

April 12, 2013

I shall miss our near email exchange more than words can say. I will miss not hearing your voice and sharing our interest in WW II. You were such a good Patriot, Dad. I'm proud to be your daughter.

Janet Soucy

April 12, 2013

I will miss you Uncle Roland. I will never forget you. R.I.P.