1924 – 2014
DIXFIELD — Roland L. “Doc” Carignan, D.C., 90, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Feb. 22, one week after hosting more than 30 members of his family for his 90th celebration.
Roland was born in Rumford on Feb. 18, 1924, the fourth son of Willie and Anna (Cote) Carignan. He attended Stephens High School and graduated from the National College of Chiropractors in Chicago in 1949, then began his chiropractic practice in Rumford. He received the Pioneer Award from the Maine Chiropractic Association in 1993.
Roland served in Company B, 103rd Infantry in Guadalcanal, Russell Islands, New Georgia, New Guinea, Morotai, New Caledonia and the Phillipines. He was employed for 35 years as a first class millwright with Boise Cascade and served as recording secretary for the union for 30 years.
Roland was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior, having served two terms on the parish council and serving as a lector, as well as singing in the choir for 15 years. He was a vice chairman of the building committee at Rumford High School and was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club and the Boise 25-year club.
He really enjoyed the many Waldo Street reunions held at LeCours camp on Ellis River.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Rachel, of Dixfield; children, Cynthia and Dennis Flaherty of Saco, Gloria Carignan and Frank DiConzo of Rumford, Pamela and Kerry Gill of Scarborough, Deborah and Geary LaPerle of Auburn, Dr. Peter Carignan of Scarborough, Paul and Karen Carignan of Saco, Jay and Melody Windover of Dixfield, Donald Windover of Washington, D.C., and Lolisa Windover of Peru; grandchildren, Evan and Katie, Kate and Bob, Nicholas and Andy, Nathan and Teresa, Sarah and Bill, Adam, Shelby, Haley, Alyssa, Andrew, Abbey, Sophie, Abbey, Kate and Jackiellen; great-grandchildren, Emma, Delaney, Eddie and Alex; as well as his special nephew, William “Bizz” Carignan.
Roland was predeceased by his parents, Willie and Anna of Rumford; his wife, Lorraine, of Rumford; brothers, Leo “Kiyo,” William “Chic,” Brother Armand of Clerq St. Viator in Joliette, Quebec and Father Raymond “Moots” Carignan of the Josephites.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Carignan family by visiting their guest book at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.