January 15, 1938 – February 24, 2019
Roland S. Carter, 81
Winslow – Roland Stanley Carter, 81, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday February 24, 2019. Roland was born in Winslow on January 15, 1938, to Alfred (Fred) and Mabel Carter and was one of eleven children. He enlisted in the Air Force at age 17 and went on to serve his Country for 20 years. While stationed in Germany, he met the love of his life, Anna Berg of Neidenbach. They were married on September 26, 1958 in Spangdahlem. Roland retired as a Master Sergeant in 1974 and settled down with his family on West Street in Waterville. He was very proud of his military service, especially the time spent in Vietnam. He was a lifetime member of the Winslow VFW.
Roland became a Union employee of Maine Central Railroad in Waterville and worked as an Engineer, Conductor and Flagman for 24 years until retiring in 2000 at age 62. Roland was an extremely hard worker, a jack of all trades and a man of many talents. He was known for his witty humor and willingness to give the shirt off his back to help family and friends. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. In his later years, Roland was a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast who assembled hundreds.
Roland is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anna Carter; his son Joseph Carter and wife Carla; his son John Carter, Major USAF (retired); his daughter Jennifer Foust and husband Joseph; his grandchildren: Derek, Jason, Jerrit, Ryan, Sarah and Amanda; his sister Cecile Trapnell; his brother Patrick Carter; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Roland is preceded in death by his parents, son Jeffrey, his sisters Jeannine Morisette and Dolores Carter and his brothers Donald, Jean, Bob, Francis, Richard and Fernand.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday April 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville. Burial will be later that day at 2:00 pm at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 289 Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.
Mass of Christian Burial
Notre Dame Catholic Church
112 Silver Street
Maine Veterans" Memorial Cemetery
289 Civic Center Drive
March 11, 2019
My Dad was my hero - he was always there for me and taught me so many things about life and helped to make me the caring and hard working person that I am today. I have so many wonderful memories of him - taking me out to Bole's for hotdogs when my mom was working the night shift at Keyes Fibre (I was in elementary school then); taking me fishing/smelting; taking me camping; letting me shoot a rifle; teaching me how to do carpentry work when he was renovating our old house in Waterville; letting me be his caddy when he went golfing; taking me to watch E.T. at the movies and we both cried together when E.T. got sick; coming to my softball games when I was in High School to cheer me on; trying to teach me French; teaching me to drive a car; teaching me how to grow vegetables and do other yard work; being supportive of me when I went to college and then when I got my first full-time job in NH; helping me renovate my homes in NH; helping me move several times; walking me down the aisle when I got married the first time and our father-daughter dance (and we both cried while doing both of these); and being the most awesome grandfather to both of my children (so many memories with my kids). I miss him terribly and I know it will take a long time to heal the pain, but I will never stop thinking about him, will remind my children constantly of how great of a man he was and how much he loved us, and will cherish my memories of him until the day that I die.