Roland J. Lamarre
PAWTUCKET - Roland J. Lamarre, 91, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Gloria Y. (LaPlante) Lamarre for 60 years.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Theodore and Theodora E. (Noiseaux) Lamarre. Roland was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving four years in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Pawtucket Fire Department for 28 years before retiring as Battalion Chief in 1974. He then became Deputy State Fire Marshall at the State Fire Marshalls Office until 1980.
Roland and Gloria enjoyed spending winters in South Pasadena, Florida since 1979. He was a communicant of St. Teresa Church; member of the Pawtucket Fire Department Relief Association; RI State Retirees Council No. 94 and the 43rd Division Veterans Association.
Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Robert J. Lamarre and his wife Lisa and Douglas A. Lamarre; a daughter, Susan M. Vinhateiro and her husband Kenneth; two granddaughters, Bethany L. Vinhateiro and Amy E. Gingras and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Theodora Laperle, Leo, George, Roger, Ernest and Raymond Lamarre.
His funeral with Military Honors will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave. Interment will follow at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. VISITATION will be Monday 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 No. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 will be appreciated. www.TrippFuneralHome.com.