Roland Grivois (1944-2017)

VAN BUREN & ST. AGATHA, Maine — Roland Grivois, of Van Buren and St. Agatha, went to be with the Lord on October 26, 2017. He was born August 13, 1944, in Lille, Maine. He was the son of Marcella Grivois Fortin. He was raised by his maternal grandparents Joseph Grivois and Marie (Levesque) Grivois in Keegan.

He moved to Montfort Heights Housing in St. Agatha where he called this place “his home”. It was there that he met his “family” he now had a big family who loved him and accepted him. There he met his adopted mom, Mrs. Alma Chasse, who took him in under her wing. She said that “Roland was one of her sons.” She loved him like her own. Everyone had a kind word to say about Roland. He had “his family” at last. He lived there 16 years. After falling ill he was moved to a health facility in Van Buren where he was met with open arms. The staff loved him and always had something nice to say about him. They loved his big smile every time they’d see him. He loved playing BEANO.

Roland is survived by his aunt, Mary Mae ‘Grivois’ LaBreck, from Caswell, ME, a special cousin, Linda Theriault, his cousins, Gordon and Donald Grivois, from Van Buren, ME, David ‘Steve’ Grivois of Lille, ME, and Doreen Rodizza from Grantham, NH. He was predeceased by his grandparents.

He will be missed by the people who got to know him and accepted him for who he was. He will be missed by his special cousin, Linda Theriault, and his family from Montfort Heights, especially Mrs. Alma Chasse, Sr., Jackie Ayotte and Sr., Joan Ayotte, Claudelle Dufour, Maude Martin, and Georgianne Fongemie.

Friends and family may give their condolences before the service, Wednesday Nov.1 at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in St. Agatha with the Rev. Alex officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Agatha Lower Cemetery.

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