Michael J. "Mike" Roland

Father, grandfather; motorcycle enthusiast

FITCHBURG -- Michael J, "Mike" Roland, 59, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012, at Health Alliance Hospital, Leominster after a lengthy illness with his family at his bedside.

Mike was born in Fitchburg, May 31, 1953, the son of the late James and Margaret (Souza) Roland, and lived in Fitchburg most of his life. He attended the Salter School and Mount Wachusett Community College.

Mike's passion was motorcycles and he loved cars as well. He enjoyed meeting new people and could get along with anyone. His life centered around his family.

Michael leaves his loving care giver, Mary M. (Hubbard) Roland; his sons, Jason Roland and wife, April of Fitchburg, MA, and Jeremy Roland and his wife, Alexandra of Fitchburg, MA; his sister, Patricia Rodman of Texas; and brother, James Vincent "Vinnie" Roland of Florida. He also leaves three grandchildren, Zachary, Evelyn and Violet Roland.

He is predeceased by a brother, Paul.

ROLAND -- No funeral services are planned at this time. Bosk Funeral Home, 85 Blossom St., Fitchburg is assisting the family. boskfuneralhome.com

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Dec. 7, 2012