Roland N. St. Pierre

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Roland N. St. Pierre

October 12, 2018

Roland N. St. Pierre Salem - Mr. Roland N. St. Pierre, 84, of Salem, beloved husband of Mary J. (Brown) St. Pierre, died Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a long battle with kidney disease, he was surrounded by his loving family. Roland's ability to withstand the rigors of dialysis for so many years was due to his tremendous love for his wife and family.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ida St. Pierre. He was raised in Salem and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Lynn. Roland continued his education receiving his bachelor’s degree in Education.
Mr. St. Pierre had been employed at Lynn Technical and Vocational High School as an Auto Body teacher for over 25 years, where he was known for his dedication to his students, and his expertise in his field. He was proud to see his students graduate and go on to have successful careers and honored to have been a part of their success.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Roland was a true family man. He enjoyed many outdoor activities with his family and friends, boating and fishing, traveling abroad and barbecuing with his “special sauce;” he also enjoyed a good game of golf. He was a man who truly knew how to enjoy life. On the dance floor he and Mary were always the couple to watch. He was a spontaneous man as you might find yourself on a day trip to New York City, boating on the Cape Cod Canal, or the Charles River on one of his many unplanned excursions. He was a lifelong resident of Salem, a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 76 of Salem for many years, and a former member of the Salem Willows Yacht Club. His outgoing personality endeared him to many and he will be deeply missed by his loving family and many dear friends.
In addition to his loving wife Mary, his high school sweetheart, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage, Roland is survived by his daughters, Catherine St. Pierre and her husband Paul Savasta of Salem, Terryanne St. Pierre and her husband George Fallon of Salem, and Cynthia St. Pierre of Boston; his son, Marc St. Pierre of Gloucester and his partner Joseph Jefferies; his four grandchildren, Stephanie Savasta and her husband Raphael Simard, Joseph Savasta, Caroline Savasta and Erik Sayce and his wife Jennifer Pullen, all of Salem; and his nieces, Lisa Sheldon and her husband Philip, and Taryn Belgiorno and her husband Steve; and many cousins here and in Canada.
At the request of the family all services will be private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq. (at Salem Common), Salem. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Roland’s memory to St Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on October 17, 2018
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Charlene Kuell
Nov 15, 2018
Uncle Roland you were my favorite relative,my Mother's baby brother,you always cared.i am crying writing this, because the world has lost a great and vibrant 🌟 I love you too much,say hi and hug Mom and Auntie Lilly in heaven.Sincerest admiration,your neice Charlene,Love you Uncle Rolly
Dan Beauregard
Nov 08, 2018
Nov. 8th and I just found out about your dad's passing.
Must admit - he always had the cleanest boat in the harbor.
Dan
Maryellen Mitchell
Oct 22, 2018
Catherine & Family,
I’m Sorry for the loss of your great Dad. And Husband.
Wishing All the wonderful memories you have of him live on in your hearts forever 💕💕
Susan Lynch
Oct 20, 2018
So many wonderful memories,rest in peace.
Rosemary Bane Bogan
Oct 20, 2018
Sending my condolences to Terry and family. May the memories of your wonderful Dad and the warm times you all had, carry you through your sadness. R.I.P. Roland.
Jeff Conley
Oct 19, 2018
Our condolences to Mary and the St. Pierre family. Roland was a great guy .. easy to meet and talk with and just a regular good guy. We met at Settlers Way where Roland did more for the Collins Cove condos than all the other trustees combined ..me being one. A hands on guy who did a lot of work for people there. Having a scotch with him in his kitchen was enjoyable and he and Mary were the perfect couple.
Paul Girard
Oct 18, 2018
To Mary and Family,
Rollie fought the good fight and did much more than most would have with his illness. My only consolation of losing a close friend is that He is in a better place and is finally at peace and with a lot of his old friends such as Charlie, Eddie, Jimmy and Danny. They are all up there laughing right now.
Susan Mineo
Oct 18, 2018
Dear Terry,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. God bless you and your family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and sympathy, Susan
Phil & Margie Blaney
Oct 17, 2018
Mary
Margie and I are so sorry to learn that Rollie has died. He was a true friend; we will miss him. We cherish all the times ( New Year’s , bus trips, cruises, fire side talks at Paul’s camp, and boat trips on your boat) we spent together.
All our Love To you and your family,
Phil & Margie
Patti Teopaco
Oct 17, 2018
To the entire St. Pierre Family,

Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your beloved Roland. I will be forever grateful to him and Mary for all they did for me as a non-official member of the family. My childhood memories are as much of 5 Shore Ave. as they are of 4 Ocean Ave., and I am so lucky to have loved, and been loved by, Roland. Sending you all much love and sympathy.
Oct 16, 2018