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Roland A. Bourassa
PAWTUCKET - Roland "Rolo" A. Bourassa, 67, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Sunday, August 17, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Renata A. (Polit) Bourassa for 45 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Arthur J. and Aurore (Choiniere) Bourassa.
Rolo worked for the Providence Journal as a publication specialist for over 40 years. He began work in the newspaper business at the Pawtucket Times as a paperboy, later working for the Attleboro Sun Chronicle and the Woonsocket Call. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed traveling with his wife and living life to the fullest.
Besides his beloved wife, he leaves two daughters, Stacey L. Sabourin and her husband, Drew of Cumberland and Keri A. Sales and her husband, Dennis of Dallas, Texas; a son, Corey A. Bourassa and his wife, Tara of Cumberland; four grandchildren, Corey and Payton Bourassa, and Mia and Cole Sabourin; a sister, Ann-Marie Conklin of Pawtucket and four nephews, Daniel Conklin, Corey, Jarrett and Trevor Meunier.
VISITATION will begin on Friday at 4 p.m. followed by Services at 7 p.m. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Flowers are kindly omitted. Memorial gifts to either St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 will be appreciated.
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