Rolande V. Saucier

Life Story

Rolande V. Saucier, 94, formerly of Lewiston, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Orono Commons.  She was born in Van Buren on December 19, 1918, the daughter of Marc O. and Marguerite (Ouellette) Bosse.  She moved to Lewiston at an early age and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1938.  Rolande married Gerald “Gidi” Saucier in April of 1942 in East Hartford, Connecticut, where she had worked at Pratt Whitney in support of the war effort.  Upon returning to Lewiston, she devoted her time to being a wife and mother, homemaking at 5 Robert Ave. and summering for 36 years at Tacoma Lake.  In addition to working for Casavant Insurance Agency for 18 years, Rolande was a former member of So. Maine Insurance Women, Credit Breakfast Club, Holy Family Church, Ladies of St. Ann, St. Mary’s Auxillary, and St. Croix Senior Citizens.  She was very active in volunteering work at the Lewiston-Auburn YMCA, Russell Park Rehabilitation, and Clover Health Care.  After moving to Old Town in 2001, she volunteered at The Meadows and was an active member of the Old Town-Orono YMCA and Senior Citizens. Rolande is survived by her son, David and wife Dorothy of Old Town, four grandchildren; David Saucier II and wife Shanna of Greenbush, Michele Saucier of Hampton, VA, Shaunessy Saucier of Rumford, RI, and Elizabeth Saucier of Bangor, great-grandchildren Ivy Cassell, Thorin Saucier, and Athena Saucier, sisters Arlene Johnson and Marguerite Paradis, brother Aurele “Kit” Bosse.  She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Gerald, sisters Renamay Moreau and Doris Michaud, brothers Rosaire, Gilman, and Gustive Bosse, and great-grand-daughter Erika Saucier.The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the caring staff at The Meadows and Orono Commons. 

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