PAWTUCKET - Roland Benjamin, 91, of Pawtucket, died Friday at the Briarcliff Manor. He was the husband of Beatrice (Patenaude) Benjamin. Born in Pawtucket and a resident of the city since 1976, he was the son of the late Edward and Lorina (Grenier) Benjamin.
He was employed as a warehouse man for 30 years at Electric Boat in Quonset Point. He was a communicant of St. Cecilia Church in Pawtucket. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy in the submarine division.
Survivors are one son, Robert Benjamin of Narragansett and three grandsons, Adam Benjamin of Florida, Zachary Benjamin of West Virginia and Christopher Benjamin of Fall River, a daughter-in-law, Jacqueline MacGregor of Fall River; a sister, Florence Nicolo and two great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Roland J. Benjamin and the brother of the late Edward Benjamin and Jeannette Magnan.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the DARLINGTON MORTUARY OF L. HEROUX & SON, 1042 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church, Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in Notre Dame Cemetery in Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Special Olympics would be appreciated.
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