EASTON – Roland J. Dionne, 83, went to sing in the Lord’s choir on April 2, 2014. He was born Aug. 4, 1930, in St. Leonard, NB, the son of Joseph S. and Alphonsine (Violette) Dionne.
Rollie was a long time member and trustee of the Methodist Church in Easton and Mars Hill where his great love was singing and playing for the choir. He kept everyone smiling for 22 years in the stockroom at McCain Foods in Easton. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, picking fiddleheads, feeding the chipmunks and birds, playing cribbage and mowing the flowerbeds. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with and helping family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Freda (Fuller) Dionne of Easton. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Noella Richard of Merrimac, MA and Mrs. Nancy Boyer of Port Charlotte, FL. Missing him are his children, Allen Dionne, Brenda Walker, Cindy Plourde, Dee Dee Caldwell, Linda Hansen, Robert Dionne and Stephen Seaborne; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four brothers, two sisters and one son.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Mars Hill United Methodist Church, 20 Main St., Mars Hill. A reception will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Mars Hill United Methodist Church, PO Box 545, Mars Hill, ME 04758 or the Frederick V. Seaborne Scholarship Fund, Easton High School, PO Box 126, Easton, ME 04740. Condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.