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Obituary: Roland J. "Gaillardy" Gaillardetz, 80

Nov 09, 2017 03:25PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Roland J. "Gaillardy" Gaillardetz

DRACUT-- Roland J. "Gaillardy" Gaillardetz, 80, died early Monday morning October 30, 2017 at the Tufts New England Medical Center, in Boston.

He was born in Lowell a son of the late William and Alice (Lamoureux) Gaillardetz, and was a graduate of St. Joseph High School, in Lowell. For over 34 years, he worked as a Statistician for Raytheon Corp., in Andover, until illness forced his retirement in 1991.

Roland was a proud volunteer at Lowell General Hospital with more than 15 years of service. He also enjoyed amateur photography, puzzles and word search games. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed by his children: Susan Gaillardetz, of Merrimack, NH; Debra Bogochow, and her husband George, of Pelham, NH; Michael Gaillardetz, of Hudson, NH; and James Gaillardetz, and his wife Maria, of Dracut; his nine grandchildren: Bianca, Tyler, Kyle, Jake, Michael, Nicole, Matthew, Shauna, and Brian; his five great-grandchildren: Willow, Allison, Cassidy, Gabriella, and Lace. He also leaves his siblings: Maurice Gaillardetz, and his wife Anna; Leo Gaillardetz, and his wife Priscilla; Estelle Dronseiko, and her husband Richard; Lucille Downs, and her husband John; Anita Chenard; Noella Rivard, and her husband Dennis; and Yvette Roddy, and her husband John; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings: Norman, Ernest, and Andre Gaillardetz.

ARRANGEMENTS: were entrusted to the Dracut Funeral Home. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message please visit or find us on Facebook under “Dracut Funeral Home.”
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