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veteranDEXTER—Roland J. Goulette, 84, died December 7, 2006 at his home. He was born Joseph Philip Roland Goulette on November 25, 1922 at Dexter a son of Alphonse and Anita (Gilbert) Goulette. Roland graduated from N. H. Fay High School in 1940, where he was vice president of his class. He worked at Gerry’s Garage until he opened his own garage in 1948, which he operated until 2000. He also was co-owner of the grocery store “Barb and Roland’s” for thirty years.

Roland J. GouletteRoland served during World War II from 1942 to 1946 as a staff sergeant and was a survivor of the sinking of the HMT Rohna, one of the worst sea disasters of the war. He served in India, Africa, Burma and China, receiving several medals, one of which was the Purple Heart. Roland was a member of the Poulliot-Seavey American Legion, Post #53. He was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, and was a 50 year member of the Knight’s of Columbus.

In 1947, he married Barbara Perkins and they recently celebrated their 59th anniversary. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Karen and husband, William McFarland of Bar Harbor, Jill and husband William Jones of Dexter, Sue Murray, and Ramona and husband Randall Gompper, all of San Diego, CA; a son, Joseph and partner, Sue Davis and daughters, Kori and Karly of Wells; grandchildren, Mary Ann and husband Chris Reed of Far Hills, NJ, Kendra Murray of southern CA, Matthew and wife Sasha McFarland of Hulls Cove, Lauren McFarland of Portland; great grandchildren, Conner, Elyse, Hayley, and Tyler Reed of Far Hills, NJ; a brother, Galen of Dexter; sisters, Rita and husband Dr. John Fahey of Bangor, and Irene Michaud of Vancouver, WA; a sister-in-law, Rosalie Goulette of Dexter; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Muffin. He was predeceased by his brothers, Gerard and Raymond.

The family would like to thank Roland’s close friend, Earl Richard, for his consistent visits.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 P.M., Sunday, December 10th at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 A.M. Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Dexter, with the Rev. Fr. James Robichaud officiating. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401.

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DEXTER – A graveside committal service for Roland Goulette, who died December 7, 2006, will be held 11 A.M. Friday, May 25th at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, with the Rev. Fr. James Robichaud officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter.

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