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Roland P. Ward, 88, of Marlborough died Monday evening at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Jennie (Martino) Ward to whom he was married for 65 years. He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late George and Laura (Dutilley) Ward and lived here all of his life. He was a graduate of Marlborough High School class of 1943. After graduation Mr. Ward enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. and fought in WWII, serving almost two years in the South Pacific campaign. Upon his discharge he enrolled in Manhattan College and soon after joined the Massachusetts National Guard and graduated from the Mass. Military Academy graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant and later being promoted to Captain in the Mass. National Guard. Mr. Ward worked for the former General Motors in Framingham for 38 years as a product foreman, scheduling supervisor and quality control supervisor until his retirement in 1985. He along with his wife were long time members of the former Saint Anns Church and current members of the Immaculate Conception Church of Marlborough. Roland was a member of the Marlborough Knights of Columbus council 81, serving as Grand Knight in 2000, and the Edward F. McSweeny 4th Degree Council of the Knights of Columbus. Besides his wife he is survived by one son; Robert Ward of Shrewsbury, three daughters; Sheila Crothers and her husband Neil of Southboro, Mari Rossinni and her husband Robert of Hopkinton, Lisa Ward Kittredge and her husband Barry of Marlborough, two sisters; Jeannette Derry of Orange, Theresa Boland of NC, five grandchildren; Christopher, Carrington, Nicholas, Andrew, Brianne, one great grandchild; Logan and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter Kimberly. His funeral will be held on Friday at 12:00 noon from the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shprtfuneral.com), 95 West Main St. followed by a funeral mass at 1:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery Southborough. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held on Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Saint Jude Childrens Hospital , 26 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105

Published in MetroWest Daily News on Jan. 23, 2013
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