Roland C. Provencher

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RUMFORD – Roland C. Provencher, 86, formerly of River Road, Mexico, died Thursday May 18, at Rumford Community Home following a long illness.

He was born in Mexico on Feb. 12, 1920, a son of Corid and Alma (Girard) Provencher.

Roland was educated in Mexico schools, and lived locally all his life.

He married the former Pauline Hallett of Mars Hill on Jan. 8, 1940.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.

Roland was a self-employed logger all his life.

He was a communicant of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, a charter member of the Dixfield Lions Club and a member of the American Legion in Dixfield.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by two daughters, Joy Akers and husband, Walter, of Mexico, and Margo Alexander of Lewiston; six sons, Anthony “Tony” Provencher and wife, Marlene, of Rumford, Richard “Dick” Provencher and wife, Jane, of Dixfield, Ronald Provencher of Hartford, Dennis Provencher and wife, Cheri, of Old Orchard Beach, Terry Provencher and wife, Gloria, of Rumford, and Gregory Provencher and wife, Tina, of Mexico; one sister, Elaine Maillet and husband, Edmond, of Mexico; two brothers, Edward Provencher and wife, Irene, of Byron, and Paul Provencher of Mexico; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Pauline Hallet; two sisters, Geraldine Daughty and Doris Cunningham; and three brothers, Harold Provencher, Thomas Provencher and Corid “Chickie” Provencher; a great-grandson, Glendon Steven Whyte Jr.; and a great-great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Ray.

The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff of the Rumford Community Home for their excellent care and support.

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