Roger Harold Baillargeon, 87, of Inverness, Florida, died on August 6, 2014, at his home. Roger was born on Sept. 20, 1926, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the son of Leo and Marie Baillargeon. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran of WWII
serving in the South Pacific. He retired from Monsanto Chemical Company after 42 years. Roger moved to Inverness in 1989 from Ludlow, Massachusetts. He was a 53 year member of the Indian Orchard, Massachusetts American Legion Post 277, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
, Ludlow, Massachusetts, a Master Mason for 40 years, Indian Orchard, Massachusetts Lodge, Honorary Life Member, 44 year charter member and former trustee for the Elks Club
, Ludlow, Massachusetts and a 21 year member Loyal Order of Moose, Inverness Lodge. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays fan. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roland J. Baillargeon.
Survivors include his beloved and devoted wife of 66 years, Avis A. Baillargeon of Inverness; son, Rodney Roger Baillargeon and wife Paula Baillargeon of Coventry, Rhode Island; two grandchildren, Amanda Marie Tufts and husband Stephen of Johnston, Rhode Island and Nathan Peter Baillargeon of Cranston, Rhode Island.
Roger's family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to the hour of service on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Heinz Funeral Home in Inverness. A Masonic Rite will begin at 10:30 a.m. with an Elks service to follow. Reverend Frederick Ohsiek will conclude with religious services. Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 11a.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, with military honors. Those wishing to attend can meet at the Heinz Funeral Home at 10 a.m. to join the funeral procession. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Roger's name to
. Heinz Funeral Home and Cremation, Inverness.