73, of Binford Street, a loving brother and uncle, passed peacefully at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center of Rhode Island on Thursday, January 13, 2011.
Born in Central Falls, on January 4, 1938, Roland was a son of the late Elie O. Lavallee and Aurore (Robert) Lavallee.
Roland graduated from St. Raphael Academy and the University of Rhode Island. He taught in several elementary schools in RI. He was a member of the Boy Scouts Troop 2 in C.F. and played the bugle in their drum & bugle corps. He also spent time camping at St. Mathieu's Camp Ker-Anna with the Scouts.
He was a very generous brother and uncle, always giving something away, whatever he had on hand! He was an avid golfer who was on the green's as much as he possibly could, mostly at the Day & Night Golf Course. He also enjoyed taking his nieces and nephews to the "big waves", aka the ocean and also taking them for a ride to get ice cream.
Roland is survived by his twin brother, Raymond Lavallee of Central Falls; also his other brothers, Robert Lavallee of Lutherville, MD; Russell Lavallee of Lagrangeville NY; Ronald Lavallee of Lincoln RI; Richard Lavallee of Warwick RI; Reginald Lavallee of Central Falls and Roger Lavallee of Cumberland RI. Also his sisters, Lucille Lachance of Providence RI and Rochelle Marcotte of Norton MA. He is also survived by 23 nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visiting hour on Saturday morning at the Keefe Funeral Home in Lincoln RI at 8:30 am followed by a Holy Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Spirit Parish, (St. Matthew Church) Central Falls at 10:00 am. Mr. Lavallee will be laid to rest in Notre Dame Cemetery, Daggett Avenue, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to remember Roland in a special way, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Haitian Missions in c/o Sister Pauline Marcotte, SSA, Sisters of St Anne Convent, 720 Boston Post Road E, Marlboro MA 01752
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