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BELLINGHAM, MA- Mr. Roland Gerald Beauregard, 92, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Countryside Healthcare of Milford, MA with loving family by his side.
A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 9:00 am at St. Blaise Catholic Church in Bellingham, MA.
Roland was born in Woonsocket, RI on January 6, 1921 to the late Levi and Leah (Guilbeault) Beauregard.
He served his country valiantly in World War II. He saw action in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was a Technician Fourth Grade Surgical Tech (medic) during the War and tended to the wounded and dying on and off the battlefield. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with the Silver Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Bellingham, MA and a past Commander of the VFW Post 7272 of Bellingham, MA.
Mr. Beauregard was most recently a resident of Hopedale, formerly of Bellingham, Winter Haven, FL and Fayetteville, NC. He owned and operated Roland's Barber Shop which originally opened on Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket, RI and then on Mechanic St. in Bellingham, MA for many years. He also worked in managerial positions in manufacturing plants and, before retirement, worked for the Bellingham Department of Public Works. Roland was very active in his community and was a member of the Bellingham Planning Board and set up the public address systems for the annual Memorial Day parades for many years.
Mr. Beauregard was a man of many talents and had a generous spirit. He could always be counted on to fix typewriters, copy machines, printers, and computers, usually free of charge. He loved people and was an avid ham radio operator with the call letters WA1ACE for many years.
He was an active member of Assumption Church serving as a curator, Eucharistic minister and bingo caller. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and later served as a Eucharistic minister to the sick and homebound of St. Patrick Church in Fayetteville, NC.
Mr. Beauregard is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Muriel (Martin) Beauregard. Also surviving are his daughters Janice Pepin and her husband Phillippe of Winter Haven, FL, Jacqueline Southworth and her husband, William, of Blackstone, MA, Muriel Roux and her husband, Dr. Richard E. Roux of Fayetteville, NC, and Tina Fiske and her husband, Lee, of Mapleville, RI. He leaves eight cherished grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was the brother of Charles Beauregard, Sister Annette Beauregard D.H.S, Helen Dubois and Louise Frappier and the late Albert, Rudolphe, Hector, Leo and Normand Beauregard, Angela Vadeboncoeur and Rita Grenier.
Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or www.woundedwarriorprojec t.org would be appreciated.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA To sign guest book visit