Roland Girouard

January 24, 1929 - March 27, 2015
Roland Girouard

Roland R. Girouard ?husband, father and grandfather?died on Friday, March 27, 2015 in New Port Richey, Florida, after a long illness. He was 86.
Roland was born in Nashua, NH on January 24, 1929 to Joseph and RoseAnn Girouard. He lived in his family home until going into the Army, where he was stationed in Germany, and was an avid skier. Roland returned from the Army and met and married his wife Simone Lachance in 1955. He worked and raised his family in Nashua. He retired in 1992 and moved to Florida in 2005 where he enjoyed the rest of his retirement years.
Roland spent his life devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife Simone, his two children and their families – his son, Peter Girouard and life partner Barry Crites – and his daughter Diane Waldron and her husband Matt. He is pre-deceased by his daughter Lynette Girouard. He was very attached to his much loved grandson Chad, his wife Trisha and great grandchildren Erin and Alexis. He is also survived by his sister Georgette McDermott, sister-in-law Fleurette Lavoie and brother-in-law Robert Lachance, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Roland raised his family as a Civil Engineer and draftsman. His favorite things included spending time with family – he and his family spent many years camping, and he loved to play cards. He was a wonderful handyman and spent a lot of time fixing and building.
Roland will be remembered for his constant generosity, helpfulness and love for his family.
In honor of Roland, please make donations to the Alzheimer?s Assocation at: www.alz.org/donate


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  • March 28, 2015
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  • April 03, 2015
    karen mcdermott re says:
    I was very sad to hear of uncle Roland ' s passing I will always remember him as the handsome young uncle in the sailor suit who was too much fun to be related to my parents! At least that's what the five year old me believed. And I remember how brave I thought he was when he broke his leg skiing out West (Colorado I think and it was, ski jumping I think! ) and he rode home in the car with his friends to see a doctor in NH, not there. It must have hurt so much but he just laughed it off.
    And I remember his dating aunt Si. I thought she was so beautiful....I was a bit of a pest because I was so smitten with this glamorous young couple in love. At one family gathering for dinner, I recall being shooed away from the living room where the newly engaged were trying to have some "alone time". Anyway, that's how I'll always see Roland in my mind. ..kind, handsome, courageous,in love with Simone,best, most patient uncle imaginable to a pesky five year old.

  • April 01, 2015
    Bob & Barry says:
    We have lots of memories of good times with Roland. Thanks for sharing them with us. You are all in our thoughts. Love. Bob and Barry.

  • March 31, 2015
    Array says:
    Mrs. Girouard, Diane & Peter - I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Girouard was a wonderful man. Please know that you are in my thoughts. Love, Dory Dye

  • March 31, 2015
    Mike & Rosa says:
    Simone, Peter, Diane & family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We will miss him.

  • March 30, 2015
    Christopher McDermott says:
    Fond memories of Uncle Roland and we will remember his kindness, good cheer and devotion to family.

  • March 29, 2015
    Gerry & Carol Bosse says:
    Our thoughts are with you. We will remember all the good times. He was loved and will be missed.