Roland A. Marchand

  • Born: May 29, 1931
  • Died: October 31, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Roland A. Marchand, 87, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Manchester on May 29, 1931, he is the son of the late Alfred Marchand and Yvonne Adelaide Simoneau. The youngest of five siblings, Cecile, Lucille, Julien and Arthur.

Roland leaves behind his devoted wife of 59 years, Rita; their children, Michael and his wife, Michele, grandchildren, Mitchell, Myles, Max, and Mia of Bedford; daughter, Ann-Marie, grandchildren, Tricia and Trena Metzger of Nashua, Brandon Naylor and Dylan Bishop. He was predeceased by his loving son, Paul Marchand.

Roland served in the National Guard from 1948 to 1957. He was a graduate of St. Anthony High School, NH Technical Institute and Lowell Technical Institute.

Often referred to as a "tech guy", Roland had a long life serving in the technical field working at Dwyer Engineering, EG&G and a 24 year career working for GCA Corporation.

Roland had a passion for Genealogy. He was a member of the American Canadian Genealogical Society and traced his family tree back to the 1500's while helping dozens of families to uncover their roots as well. He was an avid Patriots and Celtics enthusiast who never missed a game, even in his final hours.

Most importantly, Roland, fondly known as "Role", was the kindest, most caring man that a family could have hoped for. He and his wife, Rita, helped to raise multiple generations in one home. Giving two generations the gift and love of having them close by.

A funeral ceremony was held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. Committal prayers followed at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial Mass may be offered for the repose of Roland's soul at any Roman Catholic Church of your choosing.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dearest Rita,
We are so sorry to hear about Roland. It brings back so many wonderful memories of Hudson, St. John's, camping, cruises, trips, and where we all met - Discussion Group. Our love and sincerest sympathy to all of you. Al & Mindy

Posted by Al & Mindy Gajda - Lexington, KY   November 12, 2018

I was a neighbor of

I was a neighbor of Roland for many years on Lorraine St, He was a great guy none better.I will miss his good jokes and his friendship God bless him.Best regards.Don Gowdy.

Posted by Donald Gowdy - Nashua,NH, NH - Friend   November 04, 2018

Sincere condolences to Roland's family. I knew Roland through my affiliation with ACGS and we all appreciate Roland's time and devotion to the society. It was a pleasure to have known him.

Posted by Gerry Savard - NH   November 04, 2018

I worked with Roland, at GCA, back in the late 70's and early 80's. A wonderful man; funny, caring and intelligent. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Posted by David Arigoni - Brookline, NH - Coworker   November 03, 2018

Dear Rita, I think of you and Roland and have only good memories of when we all worked together 50 years ago. I am so sorry to read that he has passed. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Phyliss Christie - Tecumseh, OK - Coworker   November 03, 2018

Sincere condolences to you and yours Rita. I've lost a dear friend who will
not soon be forgotten. God Bless

Posted by Al Cote - Yuba City, CA   November 02, 2018

My sympathies to you, Rita. Will certainly keep him and you in my prayers. May he Rest In Peace and May God's Peace be with you.
Fr. Dick Thompson

Posted by Msgr. Richard Thompson - Laconia, NH - Family Friend   November 02, 2018

Dear Auntie Rita, Michael, Anne-Marie and families, I am thinking of you and wish I could be there. Uncle Roland was kind, funny and generous. Let beautiful memories and his laughter comfort you now and always. Love, Patti

Posted by Patricia Booth-Taylor - Ithaca, NY - friend   November 02, 2018

To Rita and family.
Our prayers are with you.
Sincere condolences.

Louise and Phil Turcotte Hudson NH

Posted by Louise Turcotte - Hudson, NH - Family Friend   November 02, 2018

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