RUMFORD — A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Roland A. Pelletier, Sr., of Rumford, was celebrated 1 PM Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius – St. John Church, 126 Maine Avenue, Rumford with the Rev. Fr. Robert Vaillancourt as celebrant. Altar Assistant was Mr. Bernard Poirier and organist was Mr. Mark Belanger.
Prelude song was “Wind Beneath My Wings”. Opening song was “On Eagle’s Wings”, offertory song was “Amazing Grace”, communion song was “Ave Maria, and postlude song was “Fly Like a Bird. Proclaiming the readings was from the old testament granddaughter Ashley Pelletier and from the new testament grandson Michael Pelletier. Prayers of the faithful were proclaimed by grandchildren Wendy Voter and Nicole Burgess.
Presentation of the gifts were given by his children Paul Pelletier, Roland Pelletier, Jr, Georgette Hodgson, Lorraine Milligan, Kathleen Voter, and Margaret Hardy. Eulogy was given by grandchildren Kristen Lewis-King and Julie Burgess. Pall bearers were family members Thomas Pelletier, Michael Pelletier, Jerry Pelletier, Scott Voter, Patrick Milligan, Matthew Hodgson, Joseph Hardy, and T.J. Burgess.
A reception followed the services at the Rumford American Legion Hall on Congress Street, Rumford. Military Honors were given by the Maine Military Funeral Honors Program from Augusta, Maine.
Interment in the spring will be at St. John Cemetery, Rumford, Maine. Arrangements were under the care of the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin Street, P. O. Box 537, Rumford, Maine.