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Roland Nadeau

April 4, 1926 - October 11, 2016

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Roland Nadeau, 90

Vassalboro - Roland J. Nadeau, 90, of Vassalboro, died on Tuesday October 11, 2016 in Augusta after a brief period of declining heath. He was born on April 4, 1926 in Clair, New Brunswick, one of 17 children of Elizabeth (Lang) and Honore Nadeau. He attended local schools and at a young age began his lifelong career working with trees.

Roland moved to Waterville when he was 18 and worked in the shipping department at Keyes Fiber. After a time he started his own business clearing trees from land and...

Roland Nadeau, 90

Vassalboro - Roland J. Nadeau, 90, of Vassalboro, died on Tuesday October 11, 2016 in Augusta after a brief period of declining heath. He was born on April 4, 1926 in Clair, New Brunswick, one of 17 children of Elizabeth (Lang) and Honore Nadeau. He attended local schools and at a young age began his lifelong career working with trees.

Roland moved to Waterville when he was 18 and worked in the shipping department at Keyes Fiber. After a time he started his own business clearing trees from land and for house lots. He also worked for the City of Waterville doing tree removal. He also did building demolitions, most notably The Emerson Hotel.

Roland is survived by his wife and best friend of 20 years, Doreen (Cothran) Nadeau; his six children: Paula Terrio, Diane Wilson, Richard Nadeau, Larry Nadeau. Jane Silva, Tina Murphy; his three step-children: Matthew Foster, Brenda Thurlow, Phyllis Cote; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers: Ronald Nadeau, George Nadeau; five sisters: Jean Nadeau, Rita Potvin, Doris Quirion, Rena Morin, Marie Rodrique and a very large extended family. He was predeceased by his first wife of 47 years, Lorraine (Roy) Nadeau in April 1995 and nine of his brothers and sisters.

Visiting hours will be on Friday October 14, 2016 from 5-7 pm at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday October 15 at 11:00 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow with burial following in St Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Roland's family.