1963 – 2018
STERLING – Roland Deslauriers, 54, formerly of Sterling, passed on May 23, 2018. He was born in Putnam on June 27, 1963 to the late Richard and Dolores (Houle) DesLauriers. Roland was a caring soul who would not hesitate to lift a hand to those who were in need. Roland was a former communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in North Grosvenordale. He loved family outings, fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and reminiscing about the good ole days of his childhood as well as the numerous family trips to the Quaddick Lake and Point Judith.
Roland was employed by numerous local industries, most recently in the tire recycling industry, a job which allowed him to travel throughout the northeast and east coast.
He is survived his nine siblings, Richard and wife Elizabeth of Delray, FL, John and wife Sharilyn of Sterling, CT, Roger and wife Debbie of Stafford Springs, CT, Michael of Nahunta, GA, Daniel and wife Elaine of St. Mary’s, GA, Babette and husband Jack of Willows, CA, Arthur and wife Laurie of Thompson, CT, Jacqueline of Danielson, CT, & Jo-Anna of Catatwissa, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., North Grosvenordale at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 followed by a private burial service in Maine. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, (in memory of Roland Deslauriers). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.