Roland Baillargeon, 90, passed away peacefully at home on February 18, 2023 surrounded by his family.
He was born in Winterport, Maine and spent his childhood years between there and Terryville, Connecticut where he graduated from Terryville High School in 1951. Roland proudly served 4 years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and also served in the National Guard 169th Infantry Division from 1955 to 1959. It was in 1959 that he married his sweetheart, Evelyn. Roland enjoyed a 38 year career with Connecticut Water covering Terryville, Thomaston and Collinsville, where he was known as the "water man" to the many residents he got to know around town. He enjoyed a long and active retirement starting in 1994, landscaping his home, golfing, wintering in Tucson, Arizona and sharing in his grandsons' upbringing and activities.
Roland is survived and missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Evelyn, his daughter Donna Godbout and her husband Hermel Godbout of Terryville and his daughter Lynn-Ann Dunlap and her husband Reid Dunlap of Fort Myers, Florida. He will be forever remembered and cherished by his grandsons Zachary Godbout, Joshua Godbout, Benjamin Herms and Jack Herms.
Roland was predeceased by his parents Henry and Alma Baillargeon, brothers Henry and Norman Baillargeon and is survived by his brothers Arthur and Robert Baillargeon and his sister Joan McBain along with many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Matthews Church, 120 Church Avenue, Forestville, Connecticut on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 10AM. Burial will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Terryville. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church from 9AM - 10AM.
We are grateful and blessed to have had the Bristol Home Care and Hospice Agency watch over Roland and his family during this time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the agency in his memory. A check can be made out to Bristol Home Care and Hospice Agency and mailed to P.O. Box 977, Bristol, CT 06011-0977.
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