Obituaries » ROLAND O. LIZOTTE SR.
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Roland O. Lizotte, Sr., 91, formerly of Worcester, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Christopher House in Worcester. His beloved wife of 66 years, Theresa M (Trudeau), passed away in 2015. He was born in Southbridge on February 2, 1926 and attended parochial school there. Roland was the son of Oliva J. and Irene R. (Julien) Lizotte.
Roland enlisted into the Navy and honorably served his country during World War II from 1943 to 1946.
Roland and Theresa married in 1948 at St. Joseph’s Church in Worcester. They raised a family and started their own typewriter repair business in the years that followed. In 1951, their business grew and with his wife, Theresa, Roland opened a store-front typewriter and office equipment repair shop in Worcester by the name of Roland’s Office Appliances, Inc. The company grew to employ additional staff, family members and all their children. During the 1980’s Roland’s Office Appliance Inc. became the authorized IBM dealer for central Mass. and expanded to three cities. Roland was grateful to have the opportunities to travel extensively with Theresa around the world for both business and leisure.
Roland was proud of his French heritage and was a long time member of the Harmony Club in Worcester.
Roland moved his family to Sterling in 1968 where he lived for 49 years. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends at Pleasant Valley in Sutton and was one of the original members of Sterling Country Club. First and foremost, he was a devoted family man. Roland cherished the time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren and will be remembered for his humor, love of family gatherings, celebrations, gaming and his love of music and dancing.
His family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Polackal, the beloved nurses, health care aids at Christopher House, and the Hospice Team from JHC for their exemplary care and compassion during Roland’s illness.
He will be lovingly missed and remembered by his 3 sons, Roland Lizotte, Jr. and his wife, Janice of Boylston, Paul Lizotte and his wife, Jane of Worcester and John Lizotte of Vero Beach, FL; his 3 daughters, Carol Lizotte and her husband, John Cicilio of Fairfield, VT, Christina Thomas and her husband, Christopher of Gardner and Amy Walker and her husband, Glenn of Morrisville, VT; 3 brothers, Richard Lizotte of Pahrump, NV, Robert Lizotte of Sarasota, FL and Norman Lizotte of Aurora, CO; a sister, Theresa Porcaro of Worcester; 14 loved grandchildren: Roland, Robert, Sara, Michael, Jessica, Megan, Phylicia, Joshua, Emily, Dominic, Anthony, Jacob, Heather and Allison, 4 cherished great grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. Besides his wife and parents, Roland is predeceased by a brother, Roger Lizotte and a sister, Doris Bellino-Phillips.
Relatives and friends calling hours are from 10 to 11:30 am on Thursday, December 28, at Miles-Sterling Funeral and Tribute Center, 100 Worcester Rd., Sterling, followed by a funeral service honoring his life at 11:30 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of his wife Theresa Lizotte, whom with his family he cared for through her illness the last eleven years of her life.