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UXBRIDGE- Roland J. Beauchemin, 92, of 15 School St. N. Uxbridge, most recently residing at Beaumont Nursing Home for the past 3 years died Fri. Feb 25. His wife of 52 years Olivette (Lajoie) Beauchemin died in 1998.
He is survived by his 2 daughters Doris A. Merchant of Uxbridge and Diane M. Russell and her husband Stephen of Naugatuck, CT; a granddaughter Stephanie Fialkowski and her husband Erik along with a great granddaughter Kaitlyn of Plymouth; grandson Brian Russell of Northbridge and several nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his two brothers Armand Beauchemin and Marcel Beauchemin.
Born in Uxbridge on November 23, 1918, he was the son of John and Albina (Morrisette) Beauchemin and moved to Woonsocket as a child. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School and Woonsocket Jr. High. Roland was a WWII U.S. Army veteran; he served 4 years as an Army medical aid technician with the 2nd evacuation hospital in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaign.
Mr. Beauchemin worked at the former Whitin Machine Works, Uxbridge Worsted and Avery Dennison in Framingham until his retirement in 1982, after his retirement he worked for Rico's, Victory and Hannaford supermarkets in Uxbridge. He enjoyed dancing, swimming, taking daily walks around Uxbridge, bingo and loved making jigsaw puzzles at Beaumont where he was given the nickname" puzzleman".
His family wishes to thank the staff of Beaumont Nursing Home for the loving and supportive care they gave to Roland while he lived there.
His funeral service will be held on Tue. March 1, from Tancrell Jackman Funeral Home 35 Snowling Rd. Uxbridge, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd 121 Linwood St. Linwood. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling Hours at the funeral home will be held on Mon. Feb. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Beaumont Nursing Home (Activities Dept.) 85 Beaumont Drive Northbridge ma 01534.