Roland Joseph Leary

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Roland Joseph Leary
1951 - 2017
FAIRFIELD - Roland Joseph Leary, 66, passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2017, with his sons by his side.
Roland was born in Waterville on Feb. 27, 1951, son of the late Milton K. Leary and Katherine Leary (Grenier). Roland attended schools in Fairfield and graduated from Waterville high school after discharge from the Army.
Roland served in the Army and was deployed to Korea as an MP during the Vietnam war. After his tour in Korea Roland returned home to Fairfield. Roland went to work at Maine Central Railroad and stayed there until 1986. He then worked for Mushero Concrete of Fairfield until 1990. Roland was then hired at Sappi Paper company until his retirement in 2016.
For over 45 years, Roland lived on West Street in Fairfield, right next to the high school. He always attended and supported Lawrence high athletics, especially football. Roland would go to every home game and most of the away games as well. He even took time off from work to make sure he didn't miss the playoff or championship games. Roland was also sure to support the teams by buying a couple of hotdogs at every game.
Roland was a diehard New England Patriot and Boston Redsox fan. Roland also was his grandchildren's biggest fan. He always made time to attend their games, recitals, or any activity they were involved with, rain or shine, sick or healthy he was always there. Roland lived for his family, his sons and especially his grandkids, and always made time for them. Roland had a heart of gold and would help anyone at anytime.
Roland was predeceased by his parents; brother Reginald Leary, sister-in- laws, Yvonne Leary and Debbie Leary.
Roland is survived by his sons, Todd Leary, and Travis and his wife Kristal; grandchildren, Katelyn, Grace, Riley, Adam, Allison, Sarah, and Connor; brothers, Robert Leary, Raymond Leary and his wife Claire, Ronald Leary and his wife Hazel, Russell Leary and his wife Beverly, Richard Leary, and Roger Leary; sister Rose Marie(Dodie) and her husband Guy, sister-in-law Katherine (Kitty) Leary; his god children Angel Reed and Eric Leary; ex daughter-in-law Tauri; ex wife Melody; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visiting hours will be at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at 9 a.m. at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the church immediately following. A military graveside service and burial will follow at later date at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, on Mt. Vernon Drive in Augusta.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Oak Grove Nursing Home who assisted in caring for Roland during his stay there.
An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at
Arrangement are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers,
a donation can be made in the memory of Roland to the:
Fairfield PAL Baseball Program
PO BOX 362
Fairfield, ME 04937

Funeral Home
Fairfield, ME 04937-1528
(207) 453-6049
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Published in Central Maine on Oct. 11, 2017
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