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Pelletier, Roland - Brewster  
Roland Pelletier, 81, husband of Gwen Pelletier and father of Traven Pelletier, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Roland was born June 9, 1934 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, two brothers and a sister. Roland graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Roland worked at New Departure in Massachusetts and Combustion Engineering in Connecticut. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. He and Gwen were married in 1968. They served together as Peace Corps Volunteers from 1970 through 1972, one year in Guyana, South America, and two years in Grenada in the Eastern Caribbean. Roland taught engineering at the University of Guyana and supervised the construction of a water reservoir in Grenada. On their return to the US in 1973, Gwen and Roland settled on the Cape, living first in Wellfleet, then Eastham, and most recently in Brewster. On Cape Cod Roland owned and operated a small wind erosion control business, EROCO, planting beach grass and building stairs on dunes and banks from Truro to Chatham. On Saturday, October 10th, a service in his memory will be held on Lieutenant Island in South Wellfleet, where he spent many years, and where he and Gwen settled when they returned from the Peace Corps. Following the service, there will be a reception for friends and family at 1:30 PM at the Wellfleet Bay Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. Donations may be made in his memory to the Community Development Partnership, 3 Main St., # 7, Eastham, MA 02642 or Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Box 236, South Wellfleet, MA 02663.
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Published in The Cape Codder from Oct. 5 to Oct. 16, 2015
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