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Roland Gaston Riopel
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1920
Quebec, Canada
Death: Jan. 14, 2009
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Son of Jos. Arthur Riopel (1891-1968) and Marie Hélène Adèle MOREAU (1895-)
Widower of Geraldine J. Riopel
Propretor of R G Riopel Funeral Home, Westbrook, ME

Roland G. Riopel, 88 GREENACRES, Fla. -- Roland G. Riopel, 88, formerly of Westbrook and Old Orchard Beach, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at his home in Greenacres, Fla., after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his beloved wife and family. He was born in Montreal, Canada on June 26, 1920, the son of Arthur and Helen Moreau Riopel, and stepmother Jeanne Riopel. He attended local schools in Westbrook, and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1939. He also graduated from Shaw's Business College in Portland. He served in the Army throughout Central Europe during WWII with the 45th Infantry Division. Upon his return, he married the love of his life, Geraldine 'Gerry' Goodhue on Nov. 9, 1946. Roland graduated from Boston School of Anatomy and Embalming and became a licensed funeral director. In 1952, he owned and operated his funeral business. He was also employed by S.D. Warren Company as Employment Manager for many years. He was a member and past Commander of The American Legion's Stephen W. Manchester Post #62 and a past Grand Knight of the local Knights of Columbus. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and Men's Club of Westbrook. In 1965, together with his wife, they owned and operated the Sandpiper Motel in Old Orchard Beach for 20 years before retiring to Florida. He is survived by his beloved wife, Gerry, of 62 years; four daughters, Sharon Godbold, North Andover, Mass., Roberta (Bobbie) White, Portland, Marcia Riopel (Bert Luis), Boca Raton, Fla., Celeste Morgan (Ed), Gaithersburg, Md., son, Bradford Riopel, Standish; six grandchildren, John, Chris, Kristen, Craig, Kyle and Sean; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Roland was predeceased by his brothers, Albert and Roger Riopel; and son-in-law, Richard (Dick) White of Portland. A memorial service is planned for late spring in Westbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roland's name to: Hospice of Palm Beach County 5300 East Ave. West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 Attn.: Donations Dept. Roland G. Riopel
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  Joseph Arthur Riopel (1891 - 1968)
  Geraldine Goodhue Riopel (____ - 2009)
Saint Hyacinth Cemetery
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Created by: OnlyMe
Record added: Jun 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91814844
Roland Gaston Riopel
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Roland Gaston Riopel
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Roland Gaston Riopel
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