Roger P. Rouleau (1929—2017)

MADAWASKA & BANGOR, Maine — Roger P. Rouleau, 88, passed peacefully at Westgate Center with his family by his side. He was born July 29, 1929 in Keegan, the son of Edmund and Zelia (Ouellette) Rouleau.

He graduated from Madawaska High School in 1947. He worked at Fraser Paper for 38 years. He was a dedicated family man, a beloved provider who could be depended upon to find a great deal on groceries, fix a stranded vehicle, or repair a bicycle for his own children or the neighborhood kids. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed summer vacations at the camp on Long Lake taking the kids waterskiing, picking raspberries and making bean hole beans. Great memories!

Since 2012, Roger has received tender loving care at his second home at Westgate Center in Bangor. Allowed to roam the facility at will, he would spend his days visiting his many friends/caregivers. Most often he could be found in the entry area, a central spot where he could watch activities in the wings and greet visitors.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years Camille (Martin) Rouleau, four children; David Rouleau of St. David, Louise Rouleau of Madawaska, Lise and husband Scott Auxier of Hampden, Paul and his wife Lori of Saco; one granddaughter, Kerissa; one sister, Gloria Rouleau of Madawaska; a special brother-in-law, Joel Marquis and several nieces and nephews. He was predeased by his son Richard, sister Louella and his brother Leonel.

The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to his step family at Westgate Center. To honor Roger’s memory please consider visiting the elderly. They especially love to see children and pets.

A Christian mass will be celebrated August 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the St. Thomas Aquinas church. Family and friends may offer condolences at the church from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. before the service.

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