ORONO – Roger L. LaPierre, 85, died peacefully Jan. 24, 2007, at the Maine Veterans’ Home. He was born Jan. 26, 1921, in Cyr Plantation, the first son of Neil and Flavie (Soucie) LaPierre. Roger was educated in Van Buren schools graduating from Van Buren Boys’ High in 1938. He attended Becker College pursuing a course in business administration and later attended the University of Maine – Presque Isle studying soil science. He worked on his father’s potato farm until he joined the Army during World War II serving three years. He served with a signal aircraft battalion island hopping in the South Pacific for 27 months. Roger married Jeanne Dumond, the daughter of Alvy and Olive (Cyr) Dumond, July 14, 1943, during service at Drew Field, Fla. He began farming potatoes in 1948 with a career that continued for 30 years. He was employed by the Aroostook Federation of Farmers selling agricultural chemicals for 15 years and was also a patient accounts manager at Van Buren Community Hospital for eight years. Roger was active in municipal politics serving as plantation clerk for 30 years and first selectman for 17 years. He and his wife moved to the Bangor area in the early 90s eventually residing in Orono and attending St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bangor. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Jeanne M. LaPierre of Orono, are two children, Rodney LaPierre and his wife, Linda, of Bangor and Lorraine Pelletier and her husband, Armand, of Bangor; one granddaughter, Leslie LaPierre and her fianc?, Jamie McTigue, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Euclide of West Enfield, Conn., and Sylvio of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; three sisters, Carmella Soucie and her husband, Gilbert, of Hartford, Conn., Carmen Bruneau and Jeannette Erickson and her husband, Russell, all of Glastonbury, Conn., and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; five brothers, Leopold, Donald, Conrad, Gerard and Camille; two sisters, Leopoldine and Geraldine. Family and friends may visit 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kiley Funeral Home, 69 State St., Brewer. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bangor, with the Rev. Thomas Farley, celebrant. Committal and burial with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the chapel of Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.