In memory of
Roland J. Nadeau
Roland J. Nadeau 1926 - 2016 VASSALBORO - Roland J. Nadeau, 90, of Vassalboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Augusta, after a brief period of declining heath. He was born April 4, 1926, in Clair, New Brunswick, one of 17 children of Elizabeth (Lang) and Honore Nadeau. He attended local schools and at a young age began his lifelong career working with trees. Roland moved to Waterville when he was 18 and worked in the shipping department at Keyes Fiber. After a time he started his own business clearing trees from land and for house lots. He also worked for the City of Waterville doing tree removal. He also did building demolitions, most notably The Emerson Hotel. Roland is survived by his wife and best friend of 20 years, Doreen (Cothran) Nadeau; his six children: Paula Terrio, Diane Wilson, Richard Nadeau, Larry Nadeau, Jane Silva, and Tina Murphy; his three stepchildren: Matthew Foster, Brenda Thurlow, and Phyllis Cote; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers: Ronald Nadeau, and George Nadeau; five sisters: Jean Nadeau, Rita Potvin, Doris Quirion, Rena Morin, and Marie Rodrique; and a very large extended family. He was predeceased by his first wife of 47 years, Lorraine (Roy) Nadeau, in April 1995; and nine of his brothers and sisters. Visiting hours will be Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow, with burial following in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove St., Waterville. To share condolences, memories and tributes with Roland's family, please visit: www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com
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