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Roland P. Ward, 88, of Marlborough died Monday evening at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Jennie (Martino) Ward to whom he was married for 65 years. He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late George and Laura (Dutilley) Ward and lived here all of his life. He was a graduate of Marlborough High School class of 1943. After graduation Mr. Ward enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. and fought in WWII, serving almost two years in the South Pacific campaign. Upon his discharge he enrolled in Manhattan College and soon after joined the Massachusetts National Guard and graduated from the Mass. Military Academy graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant and later being promoted to Captain in the Mass. National Guard. Mr. Ward worked for the former General Motors in Framingham for 38 years as a product foreman, scheduling supervisor and quality control supervisor until his retirement in 1985. He along with his wife were long time members of the former Saint Anns Church and current members of the Immaculate Conception Church of Marlborough. Roland was a member of the Marlborough Knights of Columbus council 81, serving as Grand Knight in 2000, and the Edward F. McSweeny 4th Degree Council of the Knights of Columbus. Besides his wife he is survived by one son; Robert Ward of Shrewsbury, three daughters; Sheila Crothers and her husband Neil of Southboro, Mari Rossinni and her husband Robert of Hopkinton, Lisa Ward Kittredge and her husband Barry of Marlborough, two sisters; Jeannette Derry of Orange, Theresa Boland of NC, five grandchildren; Christopher, Carrington, Nicholas, Andrew, Brianne, one great grandchild; Logan and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter Kimberly. His funeral will be held on Friday at 12:00 noon from the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (, 95 West Main St. followed by a funeral mass at 1:00 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery Southborough. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held on Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Saint Jude Childrens Hospital , 26 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105

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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Jan. 23, 2013.
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February 17, 2013
Thought of you last night Roland, Sons of Italy had a spaghetti and meatball dinner at the Moose. You will always be present at everyone of these events, in heart, spirit and your love. RIP dear friend
Mary Anne (Benedetto) King
February 12, 2013
Dad I miss you so much, you were a great dad to my sisters and I. Rest in peace. I will see you in the life after, love your son, Bob
Bob Ward
February 12, 2013
Dad, I miss you so much, I love you and will see you in the life after...your son, bob
January 25, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss.
Our sympathies go out to you.
Take care,

Dennis and Jackie O'Rourke
Jackie O'Rourke
January 25, 2013
I am sorry for the loss of your loved one.
God bless,

Chris O'Rourke
Chris O'Rourke
January 24, 2013
Dear Jennie and Family,
Roland was a great person and loved by so many. He will be missed but he is with God now and at Peace. So sorry I could not be with you at this time. Love, Carolyn
Carolyn Carioscia
January 24, 2013
Jennie, Lisa and Mary
Sorry for your loss. Roland was a great guy. I enjoyed him stopping by the store just to say hello or whatever. May he rest in peace.
Paul and Lorraine Brady
January 23, 2013
Dear Lisa and Barry: Heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Much love to you and your family,

Michelle Garceau St.Michael
January 23, 2013

My most enjoyment was meeting your Dad to give him new birth of plants in Spring from the Greenhouse for him to garden. He was an inspiration to me. It was rewarding. He will be remembered for his appreciation to all. Love, Karen and Dave
Karen Levesque
January 23, 2013
We were sadden to hear of Roland's passing. He was a really nice guy with a great sense of humor. I remember him stopping by the salon many times sharing a story or two and making us laugh out loud.
I know everyone will miss him, especially you and your family.
Please know that we will keep him in our prayers.
Love to all,
Pat and Billy Marino
Please take care of yourself.
Bill and Pat Marino
January 23, 2013
Dear Jennie and family, I just now learned of Roland's passing. I had seen his name in the bulletin the last few weeks, and dared hope it was nothing serious. I don't know where to begin to say how much he has meant to me, Bill, BJ and Christopher. They have not heard the news yet, but I'm sure their hearts are going to break, like mine. The trip he went on with them to Italy, and just everything about him nade my sons think of him as an uncle. Their love and mine will always be with him, and he will be there watching out for for and your family. May Our Lord take him in the palm of His hand, and keep him close to His heart. We love you Roland, rest in peace dear friend, you will never be forgotten. Mary Anne
Mary Anne (Benedetto) King
January 23, 2013
Jennie, Sheila, Neil and family;
We are sorry to hear of Roland's passing. Our sympathies and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.
Sandy and Fred Jacobson
January 23, 2013
Jennie: Sincerest and deepest sympathy to you and your family. We shared many great days together over the years, our prayers are with all of
you. God Bless.
Phil and Marie Lacroix
January 23, 2013
Bob and family, My sincere sympathy on the Loss of your Loved one. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Rose Pelletier
January 23, 2013
January 23, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Erin-Medical Assistant
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