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Bibber Memorial Chapel
111 Chapel Road
Wells, ME 04090
(207) 646-6133
Visitation
Monday, May 20, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bibber Memorial Chapel
111 Chapel Road
Wells, ME 04090
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Funeral service
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
11:00 AM
Bibber Memorial Chapel
111 Chapel Road
Wells, ME 04090
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Roland Earl Falconer


1930 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Roland Earl Falconer Obituary
OGUNQUIT - Roland Earl Falconer, 89, known to all as "Chick," passed suddenly on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He was born in Gardena, California on February 16, 1930, the son of Ralph and Enid (McEwen) Falconer. Chick grew up in Ludlow, Mass. Following high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, earning the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany). He attained the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in January 1952.

He returned to Ludlow and began a 20+ year career with New England Telephone and Telegraph as a Safety Adviser, traveling all throughout New England. Following his retirement, he moved to the Wells area and took a job as Assistant Harbor Master. Soon after, he took over as Harbor Master, a position in which he served for over 20 years. He was at the harbor from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week. The only time he ever missed work was when he went in for heart surgery. His family recalled the "Pride of Wells," a boat purchased by the town that was deemed "unsinkable." One day, while attempting to rescue a stranded mariner, he got caught in rough waters and overturned the boat, which quickly sank! Chick was definitely a character, you either loved him or hated him; there was no in between.

At the age of 70, Chick had a mid-life crisis and bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle, which he road for many years. He was an expert fisherman and a fly tie aficionado. He also developed a passion for photography. He was always the guy behind the camera. Chick enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play ball at Tilcon Field. He attended all their soccer, baseball and softball games, many of the practices too! For many years he could be found on Friday nights at the Warriors home football games with his best friend Sonny.

Chick is survived by his daughter, Heather Groves and husband Tom Groves, of Wells; his son, Scott Falconer of Ludlow, Mass.; granddaughter Shauna McHugh; five grandsons, Cameron and Austin Groves, and Seth, Zachary and Jarod Falconer; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be on Monday, May 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells, where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Ocean View Cemetery, Route 1, Wells. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wells-Ogunquit Little League, P.O. Box 974, Wells, ME 04090. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Chick's Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Wells.
Published in Seacoastonline.com from May 16 to May 19, 2019
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