Roland E. Paris - Lincoln

Roland E. Paris - Lincoln

Roland E. Paris, 86, of Sayles Hill Road, Manville, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Holiday Retirement Home in Manville.

Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Oscar and the late Marie Ange (Trottier) Paris, he had lived in North Smithfield, Cumberland and Lincoln before moving to Manville three years ago.

Roland was a 1944 graduate of Woonsocket High School and a 1948 graduate of Bryant College. He was employed by Electric Maintenance and Engineering Works from 1948 until he became the owner of the business in 1972. He retired in 1992.

Roland was active as a coach in the Woonsocket Little League during the 1950s and early 1960s. He had a lifelong dedication to the Woonsocket YMCA and was active as a board member from the 1950s through the early 2000s.

Roland was a world traveler and spent his vacations extensively traveling the globe.

Roland is survived by two sisters, Therese Frappier of Woonsocket and Claire Baillergeon of Cumberland; one brother, Robert G. Paris of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Leo Paris.

Relatives and friends are invited and may call at BELLOWS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln THURSDAY, MARCH 21 from 9:30 -10:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. in St. Ambrose Church, 191 School Street, Albion. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roland’s memory to Woonsocket YMCA, 18 Federal Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 or to Family Resources, 176 Sayles Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.