Roland L. Pleau


LEWISTON – Roland L. Pleau, 70, of Forest Drive in Poland, passed away early Wednesday, Jan. 17, from a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) with his family by his side.

He was born in Lewiston, on June 13, 1936, a son to the late Ernest Sr. and Yvonne (Chouinard) Pleau. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Lewiston High School. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1956. After his honorable discharge from the Marines, he married the love of his life, Jackie Ducasse, on Oct. 20, 1956.

Together they raised their six children. He worked for 28 years as a supervisor for the Brunswick Naval Air Base. He was a member of Holy Cross Parish, The Elks Lodge, a past member of the Webber Club, and the American Legion Post 22. He was an avid sports fan, especially rooting for the Red Sox and the Patriots. He also enjoyed bowling, playing cribbage, horseshoes with his family and friends, and trips to Foxwoods with his gambling buddies.

He leaves his wife of more than 50 years, Jackie; their son, David; five daughters, Susan, Kim, and her companion, Jeff, Lisa, Karen, and her fiance, Errol Mason and Jill, and her fiance, John Cloutier; brother, Ernest Jr.; four sisters, Yvonne Rousseau, Carmen Veilleux, Jackie Doucette, Jeannette (Clarence) Madore, and sisters-in-law, Nora and Theresa Pleau; 10 grandchildren, Derek and Logan Pleau, Kolbey Ouellette, Michael and Matthew Roland Webster, Kayla Pleau, Sydney and Eli Roland Mason and Danny and Emilie Cloutier; he also leaves many dear nieces and nephews.

We extend our sincere gratitude to Roland and Jackie’s close friends including Sonny and Julie Caldwell, Bart and Carol Tracey, Robert Dionne and their friends at Brookdale Village II.

He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Pleau; sister, Cecile Pleau; and a very special brother-in-law, Ernest Doucette.