Roland P. Bourassa

LINCOLN - Roland P. Bourassa, a longtime resident of Bourassa Road, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Grafton County Nursing Home in Haverhill. He was 86.

Born on Feb. 1, 1927, in East Haverhill, he was the son of Aime and Delvina (Belanger) Bourassa.

Roland was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

On June 11, 1949, he married Nancy R. Currier.

In earlier years, he was employed at Franconia Paper Company and Loon Mountain, where he served as the first mountain manager. For more than 20 years, he operated Roland's Hillside Greenhouse in North Woodstock.

He was a lifelong communicant of St. Joseph Church in Lincoln.

His pastimes included outdoor gardening, fishing, hunting, camping, skiing, and hiking. He was a member of the Lincoln American Legion Post 83, where he served as past commander.

Roland was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Bourassa (1992), and then his longtime companion, June Lynch (2012).

He leaves two sons, Danny Bourassa and his wife, Cheryl, and Joel Bourassa and his wife, Alice Pearce, all of North Woodstock; a daughter, Cynthia Piper of Ashland; grandchildren Jill McDougall, Erin Towle, Beth Bourassa, Tedd Bourassa, Kimberly Piper, Karen Prince, Matthew Piper and Corbin, Pearce and Carter Bourassa; a brother, Clarence "Clem" Bourassa of Laytonville, Calif.; and a sister, Irene Vintinner of Tennessee; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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services: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at St. Joseph Church in Lincoln. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Lincoln.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main St., No Woodstock.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Kanc Recreation Dept., P.O. Box 25, Lincoln, 03251.

For a guestbook, go to www.fournier-hale.com.

Funeral Home

Fournier-Hale Funeral Home - North Woodstock
144 Main Street  North Woodstock, NH 03262
(603) 745-3925

Published in Union Leader on Sept. 15, 2013