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Roland Owen Laird Sr. MONMOUTH JUNCTION - Roland Owen Laird Sr. age 92 passed away June 20, 2014 at home in Monmouth Junction, NJ. He was born in Boston, MA, lived in New York for 54 years until moving to New Jersey 16 years ago. He attended Jamaica College in Jamaica, WI, St. John's University in Minnesota, and Pratt Institute in NY. Mr. Laird was a Branch Librarian for the Brooklyn Public Library. He was an U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Retirees Association of District Council 37, St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, and St. Pascal Baylon Church in St. Albans, Queens. Mr. Laird was preceded in death by his parents James Theophileus Laird and Maudeline Constantine Laird, son Roland Owen Laird Jr., son-in-law Michael Eric Halyard, two brothers-in-law, and a sister-in-law. Mr. Laird is survived by his loving wife Annis "Mearl" Laird, sister Jeanne Laird Cozier, daughter Jeanne Laird Halyard, daughter -in-law Taneshia Laird, granddaughters Jahna and Alexis Halyard and Imani and Naima Laird, two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, a host of other relatives and friends. Calling hours will be 6pm-8pm Fri June 27, 2014 at the Hughes Funeral Home 324 Bellevue Ave Trenton, NJ 08618. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am Sat June 28, at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, 10 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Interment Greenwood Cemetery Hamilton, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Food for the Poor Inc. 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home
Published in The Trentonian on June 26, 2014
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