Roland Garneau

June 2, 1934February 26, 2018
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Age 83, of Scituate, passed away February 26, 2018. He was the loving husband of 55 years to Catherine “Kay” Garneau. Roland was a son of the late Alfred and Rose Garneau. Cherished father to Mike, his wife Kelly, of Marshfield and Matt of Scituate. Beloved grandfather to Madison, Emerson and Will. He will be remembered by his brother Butch, his wife Carol, of Claremont, NH as well as many nieces and nephews. Roland was predeceased by his siblings Robert, Helen and Cecile. He will also be missed by his dogs Casper and Gizzi.

Roland was a gifted athlete and carried on his love of sports as an avid Boston sports fan. He enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Canada during the Korean War. Roland was a CPA for many years and was heavily involved with the Scituate Chamber of Commerce and many other Scituate community projects. Roland was very active at St. Mary of the Nativity Church in Scituate for many years, acting as head usher.

A visitation will take place on Thursday March 1 from 4-8pm at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd, Scituate. Funeral mass to be held on Friday March 2 at 10am from St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St, Scituate. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Scituate Animal Shelter, 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway Scituate, MA. Words of comfort can be left at


  • Visitation Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 2, 2018

Roland Garneau

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Marie Murray

March 11, 2018

I will never walk into the 9 o'clock without thinking of Roland and smiling! Without fail he was there to welcome us with his warm smile and often a funny story. I miss him already! All of us at St. Mary's will miss him forever! Enjoy your well deserved reward, Roland. You've more than earned it!

Bob & Sandra Sherriff

February 27, 2018

To Mike , Matt, and the Garneaus,
Sandra and I wanted you to know how sorry we are to hear the news of your Dad's passing. It is not easy to lose a Dad, as we both know. We are with you in your grief and hope that the memories and love that Roland gave to you stay with you always. There will be some times where you cry suddenly, but also there will be many times where you smile as one of many great memories comes back to you and you will look up in the sky and say hello. Hopefully we will see them again some day but until then live with the love he gave you. That is what a Dad gives.

Kathy Asmar

February 27, 2018

I will miss his smiling face as I head into church each Sunday morning at the 9:00 am. He was always there ready and welcoming us to Mass. May the choirs of angels lead you into paradise Roland. You are already missed.

Mike Casey(former Ma resident)

February 27, 2018

Mr. Garneau,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USAF during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

The Staff of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

February 27, 2018

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.