Rollande Lorette Tremblay–Turgeon, 101, of Biddeford, died Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at St. Andre’s Healthcare Facility in Biddeford. She was born January 8, 1918 in Biddeford, a daughter of Arthur and Roseanne (Beaudoin) Proulx and was educated locally.
In September of 1940, she married her first husband Jean Paul Tremblay at St. Andre’s Church. She remarried later in life to her second husband, Armand Turgeon, at St. Andre’s Church. Rollande had been employed locally at several places over the years including Pepperell Mfg., Woolworth and Fishman’s Department Stores, King’s and Reny’s Department Stores and finally as a spinner at Bates Manufacturing Company.
Rollande had lived in her own apartment by herself until the age of 99. She went to St. Andre’s Healthcare Facility after suffering a mild stroke in the summer of 2017. She was an avid bingo player every week at St. Louis and Elks bingo and enjoyed attending Biddeford High School Football and Hockey games to watch her grandsons play.
Rollande was predeceased by her first husband, Jean Paul Tremblay in 1960; by her second husband, Armand Turgeon in November of 1992; by a sister, Irene Patterson; her son-in-law, Michael Regan Jr. and by her great great grandson, Zaylon Wilkerson.
Her children: Roger Tremblay and his wife Isabelle of Biddeford
Rachel Tremblay Regan of Old Orchard Beach
Anne Marie Miller and her husband Pat of Biddeford
Grandchildren: Sean, Adam and Jason Tremblay
Scott and Jeffrey Regan
John and Katrina Marston
Peggy and Danny Turgeon
22 great grandchildren
1 great-great grandchild
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of St. Andre’s Healthcare, especially Heather and Bev, for their tremendous care.
Visiting Hours will 10:00a:m – 12:00p.m. on Friday, December 20th, 2019 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andre’s Healthcare, 407 Pool St, Biddeford, ME 04005 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
St. Andres Healthcare Facility
407 Pool St., Biddeford ME 04005
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908