Roland A. Provencher, a Dracut resident and beloved husband of the late Lillian (Hill) Provencher passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Nashoba Valley Hospital. He was 85.
Born in Lowell on May 9, 1936, he was a son of the late Edmond and Irene (Patenaude) Provencher.
Roland graduated from Lowell Trade High School and enlisted in the US Air Force where he served during the Korean War. He came home and was employed as a spray painter for the former General Radio and later, a letter carrier for the US Postal Service, retiring in 1998.
In addition to serving his country, Roland served his community in many capacities. He was a little league coach in Dracut for many years, a member and past Commander of the Franco American War Veterans Post 4, the Dracut American Legion Post 315, the Dracut Veterans Monument Committee, served as a delegate to the Lowell Veterans Council, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 25, member and past board member of Centralville Social Club, Franco American Day Committee, National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 25, member of AARP. He was also a longtime parishioner of Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish in Dracut.
Survivors include his two sons and their spouses, Roland T. and Michelle Provencher of Hudson,NH and Stephen P. Provencher and his companion Bridget Briand of Haverhill; five grandchildren, Justin, Andrew and Kaitlin Palmer and Nicolle and Ryan Provencher; a sister Laurette Vengren of Dracut and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Sharon Palmer and father in law of the late David Palmer, brother of the late Cecile Cormier, Paul Provencher, Lorraine Guillmette, and brother in law of the late Walter Vengren, Edmond "Buddy" Cormier and Omer Guillmette.
Relatives and friends are invited to Roland's Life Celebration in the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home, 327 Hildreth Street on Wednesday, September 8th from 4 until 8 PM. Funeral Services will be private.