Roland A. Bard


1922 – 2014

AUBURN — Roland A. Bard, 92, of Lewiston, passed away Monday, Dec. 29.

He was born in Fort Kent on Feb. 4, 1922, a son of Alphee A. Bard and Yvonne Dubois.

During his early years, Roland worked as a taxi driver in Fort Kent. His enjoyment of cars and driving continued throughout his life. He also served in the U.S. Army. Roland moved to Lewiston and was employed at the Bates Mill for 36 years, while working weekends for Blanchette Moving Co.

He started volunteering at Saints Peter and Paul Church, now called the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, as a collector and Eucharistic minister, and served at many funeral services for over 50 years.

Roland enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

He was married in Connors, New Brunswick, Canada, on Feb. 12, 1955, to Annette Oakes.

He is survived by his wife, Annette; four children, N. Diane Poirier and her husband, Roland, Nancy S. Bard, Susan D. Stanford and her husband, Donald, and Dennis R. Bard; grandchildren, Kristina A. Bouchard and husband, Christopher, Ryan G. Poirier and Nicole L. Poirier; two great-grandchildren, River and Oliver Bouchard; brothers, Noel Bard and Lucien Bard; and sisters, Rita Johnston, Antoinette Audibert and Rena Lemieux.

He was predeceased by four sisters and four brothers.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Roland’s life by visiting his guest book at