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Rolland G. Daigneault

December 17, 1929 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 92)

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Rolland G. Daigneault, 92, died peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at home. Born in Holyoke to the late Lucien and Jeanne (Debien) Daigneault, he served proudly in the US Air Force during the Korean War. A graduate of Northeastern University, he worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Hamilton Standard for 33 years until his retirement. Rolland enjoyed life to its fullest. Growing up in Chicopee, he and his brother Ernie, were inseparable.  They were in the same class at Chicopee High, graduating in 1947.  They developed life-long friendships from their high school days.  Rolland had a multitude of interests including bicycling, hiking, skiing, kayaking and golfing.  Rolland and his son, Paul, especially enjoyed hiking trips together with the Grand Canyon being the highlight.  He also enjoyed watching the Patriots play with Paul, and his grandsons.  He had a passion for making wine and was very devoted to his family.  Our very best times were spent around the dinner table, telling stories and laughing.  Rolland loved to eat and Josephine loved to cook.  It was a perfect match! He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Josephine (Megliola) Daigneault, their daughters; Linda Daigneault of Wilbraham and Karen Daigneault of Springfield, brother Ernest Daigneault and his wife Claire of Houston, TX, his brother and sisters in law; Louis and Patricia Megliola, Philomena Novitt and Ellen Rose, his daughter in law Ann Daigneault, five devoted grandchildren;  Laura, Bradley, Mark and his wife Jennifer, John and his wife Hannah and Nathan and three cherished great grandchildren; Jonathan, Emily and Rhylen and many nieces and nephews. Rolland was predeceased by his beloved son Paul Daigneault in 2018. Rolland’s family would like to thank their neighbors and friends and the caring staff at Homewatch Care Givers. Special thanks to Mary Nabor and the team at Baystate Palliative & Hospice Care for their excellent care of Rolland during his illness. Family and friends may attend a Prayer Service on Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 AM at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. A private committal with Military Honors will be held at the MA Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assn., PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or to Dakin Humane Society, PO Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101-6307 or to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 3 Columbus Circle, 15th Fl., New York, NY 10019.

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Prayer Service
April 20, 2022

10:00 AM
Wilbraham Funeral Home
2551 Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095

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