Roland J. Dandurand

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Dandurand, Roland J., age 91, formerly of Boynton Beach, Florida and Manchester, New Hampshire, died at his home in Longwood, Florida on April 8, 2013. Mr. Dandurand was born on August 21, 1921 in Allenstown, New Hampshire, the son of Afred and Angelina (Daneault) Dandurand. He served in the 63rd infantry division, 255 regiment company G2 platoon 3r squad traveling widely throughout the United States prior to going to Europe. He took part in three major battles and received the Purple Heart along with other medals. At a special ceremony in Boynton Beach in 2011, Mr. Dandurand was awarded a medal from French Legion of Honor for his role in the liberation of France during World War II. Mr. Dandurand is survived by his wife, Germaine of 67 years. Four children, Joanne Richmond of Surry, ME, Elaine Pelletier and her husband, Ken, of Apopka, FL, Paul and Gale Dandurand, and Dennis Dandurand all from Manchester, NH. He is survived by nine grandsons, Thomas and Eryn Palladino, Joe Palladino, Tim Palladino, Tony Palladino, Grayson Richmond and Kathy Budwine, Gardiner Richmond, Brad and Shilee Dandurand, Ross and Katie Dandurand, Derek Dandurand and Elizabeth Burns; and one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Tracy Dandurand) Blanchard; three great-grandchildren, Zoe, Abigail, and Carter Blanchard. One sister, Mrs. Simone Howson; a brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Rene, Lucien, and Phillip Dandurand; and two sisters, Theresa Rondeau, Gertrude Tripp. Mr. Dandurand was a retired supervisor from Velcro USA, Inc. During his lifetime he was an avid stamp and coin collector. Once retired, he learned the craft of wood carving. Many friends, relatives, and family are fortunate to have some of his lovely carved birds and other wildlife figures. Prayer with encryptment will be at Mount Calvary Mausoleum, Manchester, NH at a time determine by the family. Donations may be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 2201 Lucien Way, Ste 100, Maitland, FL 32751, if so desired. Arrangements made by Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka Chapel. Please sign family guest book at

Published in Sun-Sentinel on Apr. 12, 2013
Roland J. Dandurand
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