Roland Antoine Fraser

December 23, 1943February 28, 2020
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Brunswick – Roland Antoine Fraser of Freeport passed away on February 28th 2020 with his loving wife of 51 years Evelyn by his side. Roland was born on December 23, 1943 the son of Herman and Isabelle (Michaud) Fraser in Lewiston, ME.

Roland attended school in Lewiston and after joined the US Army where he served from 1960 – 1964 as a French Interpreter in France. Roland owned and operated a Sunoco Station in Akron, OH from the 1960’s to early 70’s before moving on to Madawaska Brick and Block in Madawaska and then to American Steel & Aluminum in South Portland as a driver and night foreman. In 1976, Roland graduated from Colorado School of Trades in Denver where he was the first person from Maine to graduate as a Gunsmith.

Roland married his wife Evelyn Marie Hebert on April 24, 1968 and in 1977 they purchased their home in Freeport, ME where they would live and raise their family. At this time, Roland opened his own gun shop The Fox Shop that he proudly ran for the rest of his life.

Many things were important to Roland but he lived for his family. He was an amazing father, the best Pepere, Grand Pepere there ever was, and he loved each member of his family with all his heart. Roland loved to sing karaoke his favorite being Old Time Rock and Roll, which he sang to the nurses at the hospital in his final days. Stories and jokes would roll off his tongue as the recipients would listen with joy and laugh at his jokes. He enjoyed entertaining others and seeing the joy he could provide for them. Moose and bird hunting was another favorite of his especially at Wadley Pond. He made several memorable hunting trips with his son Victor, daughter Bonnie, nephews Reno Pelletier and Lionel Fraser, friends Steve Coates, Al Straitiff, Howard and many other friends.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors who treated him for a month before his passing at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick and Hawthorne Rehab in Freeport. Father Rice, Deacon Ed, the special workers, and the Catholic Chaplin Angie from the Diocese of Portland for the love and care you showed him.

Roland is survived by his wife of 51 years Evelyn, his daughters Michelle and boyfriend Tobiah, Danielle, Bonnie – Ellen and fiancée Russell Merrill, his son Victor; grandchildren John P Richard and girlfriend Abby, Katherine D Richard and boyfriend Michael, Brynn T Marie Thurber, Brooks M Fraser Thurber, Victoria A Fraser; great grandchild Hunter K Richard; All of his nieces, nephews, cousins and beyond. Some very special nephews Michael and Johnny Bertrand, Lionel, Toby & Neil Fraser; his God Child Rick Pepin. His siblings Dolorese, Neil and his wife Ann, twin (older)sister Rolande, and brother in law Patrick Frechette. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings Anita and her husband Bill Butler, Annette and husband Calvin Hughes, Clarence, and Carolann.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service on August 11th at 1:00pm at the Maine Veterans Cemetery Chapel on Mt. Vernon Rd with military honors.

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  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020


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Brooks Thurber

August 10, 2020

I had lots of fun going to gun shows and learning lots of things about gun, also shooting them with him.

Gordon Thebeau

August 6, 2020

Good friend and neighbor. Knowledgeable gunsmith and hunter. Learned a lot from him and enjoyed hunting with him. Good mdmories and fun times.

Nicole Lachance-Roy

March 2, 2020

Chère Evelyne ainsi qu'à tes enfants, petits-enfants et frère et sœur de Roland,

J'offre mes plus sincères condoléances . Roland a été un cousin que j'appréciais beaucoup. Lors de mon séjour au Maine pour mes traitements de radiothérapie en 1999-2000, Roland et Évelyne ont été des personnes extraordinaires pour moi.

C'était un cousin extraordinaire. Je vais faire une prière toute spéciale pour lui et pour chacun des membres de sa famille.

Roland est parti rejoindre ses parents et tous ceux et celles qu'il aimait. Repose en paix cher cousin. Ton cousin Léonce t'a précédé le 14 novembre 2019.

Jean-Claude Pelletier

March 2, 2020

Nous te souhaitons nos plus sincères condoléances à toi Evelyne et ta famille. Jean-Claude Pelletier et Thérèse Michaud de Trois-Pistoles du Québec

Doug Michaud

March 1, 2020

I remember him taking my father (Eugene) and I clam digging at low tide...then coming back to the house and having a clam boil. As a kid....seeing him add a bottle of beer to the pot stuck with me. Still do it to this day 40 plus years later. I also remember the 6 wheeled atv he memories. And the memory of the one time I was allowed into his gun I felt like I was walking into the Louvre in Paris. Haven't seen Mon Oncle in a long time...but he was a good man.

Lucille & Richard Rossignol

March 1, 2020

I have a lot of precious memories of Uncle Roland, when he was dating our beautiful Ma'tante Evelyn, when they were married, when they moved to Madawaska, and when they moved away! Always loved when they visited! And when they started their beautiful family! We have shared so many good times! We have missed Uncle Roland the last years because of his health he wasn't traveling much! But we will never forget the happy times! We love you Ma'tante and wish we could take your pain away! He will always live in our hearts and memories! 💗

Marie Jeanne Fraser

March 1, 2020

Nous vous souhaitons nos plus sinceres condoleances a Evelyne et sa famille de la part de ses cousines Gaby ,Line et Marie Jeanne du Quebec . A Roland nous lui souhaitons un beau voyage et qui sait un jour on se reverra. xxx

Crystalle Burnell

March 1, 2020

I always enjoyed your visits. Your zest for life was contagious. You told the best stories and dirty jokes (that we weren't allowed to hear yet) 😉
I wish I would have spent more time with you, heard more stories, and shared more with you.
You were an amazing man that we will never forget. I know you are in Heaven with Mom and Dad, laughing, joking, and watching us all.
I love you and you will forever be in my heart. 💗


House on Moore Ave. Roland's father, Herman Fraser built this house & all the family were raised there.


Michaud house on L'Ile Verte where Isabelle Michaud Fraser was born


Roland and Rolande MacNamara St. where they were born


Roland and Rolande
Born December, 23, 1943


Roland and Rolande Fraser
Carol Ann's birthday


Isabelle Michaud Fraser
Roland and Rolande Fraser at 4 1/2 years old


Herman Fraser, Lionel Louis,
Isabelle Michaud, Dolores and Roland Antoine