Brownington, Vt. — Roland Hector Desrochers, 78, of Brownington, Vt. passed away peacefully on Sunday March 27, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on Aug. 12, 1937 in Newport Center to Oscar and Yvonne (Arel) Desrochers.  On Feb. 22, 1961 he married Virginia (June) Cornell who survives him.

Roland was a salesman for many businesses in the area.  He was a man who loved to talk, visit and laugh with people.  He was always there in anyway for his family and friends.

There were days when he would take his motorcycle out with his dog, Jake for a ride which he loved, or he would be over helping Uncle Joe with the horses or Uncle Real making a tractor sale, and of course you could find him at the fair horse pulling, having fun and getting home past his bedtime.  He also made Sunday rounds with family and friends.

He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather to his family that he loved so much.  He will be sadly missed by his buddy, his dog Jeb.  XXOO.

He is survived by his wife, June Desrochers, of Brownington;  his children: Bridgett Desrochers and her friend, Patrick Silver, Kim and her husband, Andre Desmarais, Roland Oscar Desrochers, and Marcus Desrochers and his wife, Linda; his grandchildren: Brittany, Roland, Luke, Jessie, Jacob, Jeremy, Cassie, Bethany, Bailey, Aliza; his great grandchildren: Nolan, Bretton, Blakely, Bronson, Tristin, and Ashton; his siblings: Real Desrochers and his wife, Denise, Joe Desrochers and his wife, Donna, and Rita (Rejean) LeBlanc; his sister-in-law, Connie Desrochers, Cora Doyon, Caroline Darcy; his brother-in-laws: Amos, Sidney, and Stewart Cornell.

He was predeceased by his brother, Claude Desrochers; his sister, Claudette Chaput; Oscar Desrochers; Yvonne Desrochers; his brother-in-law, Stanley Cornell and by his mother and father-in-law Cleveland and Phyllis Cornell.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.  Spring interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Orleans-Essex V.N.A. and Hospice, Inc, 46 Lakemont Rd., Newport, VT  05855. On-line condolences at  Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.