1929 – 2015
LEWISTON — Roland L. Pomerleau, 86, of Lisbon passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born in Auburn on July 30, 1929, a son of the late Adolph and Yvonne (Harp) Pomerleau. He attended Auburn schools.
When he was a teenager, he moved from Auburn to Lisbon. At the young age of 14, he built the Shell station in Lisbon (now Angelo’s Pizza) by hand on his own, something that he was always very proud of. He and his father served the people of Lisbon for over 20 years at that station.
On Dec. 8, 1951, he married his sweetheart, Rosalie Knowlton, and they started a family together. For over 30 years, Roland worked as a TV service repairman in the Lisbon area until he retired.
Roland will always be remembered for his love of fishing and gardening. He also took great pride in tending to the grounds at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Lisbon. Roland was very self-sufficient and was a very loving and caring father and husband. He enjoyed watching the Red Sox and NASCAR racing.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Rosalie of Lisbon; his 14 children; Joseph and his wife, Lou, Annette Kennedy and her husband, Fred, Paul and his wife, Sue, Raymond, Theresa James and her husband, Richard, Kathleen Lord and her husband, Jim, Jeannette, Robert, Marcel and his wife, Maria, Armand and his wife, Lisa, Dominique and his wife, Chona, Jean and his wife, Lucy, Eugene and his wife, Beth, and Christine Hunt and her husband, Phil. He also leaves behind a sister, Cecile Chenard; a brother, Reho Pomerleau; and many, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two children, Ronald and Pierre; and a brother, Romeo.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.