Roland E. Morneau, Jr., 69, of Londonderry, died peacefully after a brief illness, Saturday June 16, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at the Community Hospice House of Merrimack. He was born April 12, 1943 in Berlin, NH and was a son of the late Roland E. Sr., and Reseda (Lebel) Morneau. He was raised and educated in the Berlin area and was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Colby College, and Boston College School of Law. Mr. Morneau was a member of the Notre Dame and Colby College Varsity Hockey teams. He was a Zeta Psi Fraternity member, at Colby College. He graduated from Boston College School of Law, Cum Laude, in 1972, and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Morneau served his country from February 1966 to January 1969, as a Lieutenant in the US Navy aboard the USS Springfield, flagship of the 6th fleet. He was an Attorney and partner with Grinnell & Bureau Attorneys at Law of Derry and an associate of Attorney Brian Germaine from 1972 to 2011. Mr. Morneau was also involved locally as a member of the Londonderry Planning Board from 1979 to 1985. He was very proud of his service with the Public Protection Committee, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the NH Bar Association for his efforts. He enjoyed hiking, biking, tennis and other various outdoor activities, and was a proud member of the AMC 4000 Club for successfully climbing all of the 4000 ft. peaks in New Hampshire.
Family members include his wife of 45 yrs., Janet (Morse) Morneau of Londonderry, a daughter and her husband, Tracey and Ryan Gamache of Bedford, one grandchild Alex Gamache, a brother, Denis Morneau, of Burke, VT., one sister, Suzanne Morneau Francisco, of Kirkland, WA, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Louise Tomlinson.
After cremation, memorial calling hours will be held Tuesday June 19th from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday June 20th at 10am at St. Jude Parish, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054 or to the NH Special Olympics 650 Elm St, #200, Manchester, NH 03101.
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