Roger J. Tremblay, father of Father Marc P. Tremblay

WARWICK, R.I. — Roger J. Tremblay, age 89, of Fall River passed away peacefully July 19 at the home of his daughter in Warwick, R.I. He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline G. (Ouellette) Tremblay. 

Born in Fall River, on June 8, 1926, he was a son of the late Denery J. and Marthe (Gagnon) Tremblay. He grew up in Fall River and was educated in St. Anne’s parochial school. Upon graduation from Msgr. Prevost High School he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Force during WWII. He was honorably discharged from duty on July 6, 1946 with the rank of corporal. Prior to retiring, Tremblay served the community of Fall River as a Fall River City Firefighter for 38 years. With the exception of living several years in Florida and one year in California, he lived his entire life in Fall River. 

A communicant of St. Anne’s Church, his affiliations included being a member of the VFW, the Knights of Columbus in Fall River and the Society of St. Jean Baptiste. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his Christian faith, bowling, woodworking and music. 

He is survived by his loving and devoted children Father Marc P. Tremblay, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Norton; Celeste J. Duclos and her partner Berry Murray of Warwick, R.I.; Suzanne M. Franco and her husband Francis of California; Carl E. Tremblay and his wife Barbara of Fall River; John G. Tremblay of Fall River; Michael J. Tremblay and his wife Beverly of Fall River;  and Sgt. Paul R. Tremblay, U.S. Army and his wife Theresa of Warwick, R.I. 

He was the dear brother of Georgette Pouliot and her husband Richard of Michigan and the late Claire Pariseault and Pauline Durette. He is also survived by his cherished grandsons Christopher, Joel, Matthew, Timothy, Matthew, Dominic, Nathan and Kevin, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church, Fall River. Burial with military honors followed at Notre Dame Cemetery in Fall River. 

Donations in his memory be made to St. Anne’s Church, 818 Middle Street, Fall River, 02721. Funeral arrangements were handled by Auclair Funeral Home.

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