MOOERS – Roland A. St. Sauveur, 84, of Mooers, NY, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. He was born in St. Eugene, Quebec, Canada on April 15, 1936, the son of Arthur D. St. Sauveur and Marie Blanche (Gravel) St. Sauveur.
As a boy, Roland attended a one-room schoolhouse in St. Eugene. He continued his education in Claremont, NH after his family emigrated to the United States. He married the love of his life, Rena C. (Lemieux) St. Sauveur, on September 3, 1955 at St. Mary’s Church in Claremont, NH. Soon thereafter, they started their family and together they raised six children.
Roland worked for several companies in New Hampshire, including the Fuller Brush Company and Joy Manufacturing. In 1969, he and his family moved to Vermont. He ran a dairy farm there until he decided to buy a home and farm in Peru, NY. In 1977, he gave up farming and took a job at Harris Graphics in Champlain, NY. Thereafter, he and his family moved to Mooers, NY. Roland loved his job at Harris Graphics and enjoyed his position as chief union steward on the night shift. He worked at Harris Graphics until they closed their doors in 1987. He once again found a job he thoroughly enjoyed when he started working for the New York State Parks and Recreation Department located in Plattsburgh, NY. He remained there until his retirement in 1994.
In 1986, he started coaching girls youth commission basketball. He continued to coach for 20 years. Coaching was his true passion in life. He loved keeping up with the girls he coached and watching them compete all the way through their varsity seasons. He took great pride in the program and missed it terribly once he finally hung up his whistle. In 2018, he was awarded the Woodmen Life Contribution to Youth Award for making an exceptional contribution to the betterment and development of youth in the community.
After retiring, Roland continued to enjoy watching televised sports, especially his beloved Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He also spent time gardening, canning, and traveling to Vermont and New Hampshire to visit with his family. He always made time to attend every home game, match or meet, and enjoyed being there to cheer on his children and grandchildren. He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
The family wishes to thank his friends and fellow residents at the Watson Memorial Senior Housing in Mooers, NY for their friendship, care and concern. It is truly appreciated. Roland loved his time residing there and thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities including bingo, Wii Bowling, potlucks, holiday and birthday dinners, tending the raised garden, and just chatting in the gazebo.
Roland is survived by his children: Roland (Carla) St. Sauveur, Jr. of Claremont, NH, Raymond (Linda) St. Sauveur of Charlestown, NH, Cindy Bissette-Peabody of Claremont, NH, Terry
St. Sauveur of Charlestown, NH, Michael (Matina) St. Sauveur of Springfield, VT, and Jolene (Daniel) Monette of Mooers Forks, NY; several grandchildren: Benjamin (Jennifer) St. Sauveur, Nina (Jeremy) Honeycutt, Julie St. Sauveur (Ryan Sell), Vicky (Shawn) White, Marc Bissette, Shane (Jordan) St. Sauveur, Seth Robinson, Kristopher St. Sauveur, Christina St. Sauveur, Ashley Monette, and Morgan Monette; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Rena C. (Lemieux)
St. Sauveur, by two brothers, Marcel J. St. Sauveur and Charles R. St. Sauveur, and two sisters, Rita Simpson and Jeannine Benoit.
A Mass of Christian burial and interment will be held in Mooers, NY in the spring. An additional memorial service and celebration of life will be held in Claremont, NH in the summer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Watson Memorial Senior Housing (Kitchen Fund), 2448 State Route 11, Mooers, NY 12958.
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