ST. FRANCIS - Roger J. Jandreau, 81, died peacefully surrounded by his family, March 4, 2014 at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility. He was born in St. Francis, Feb. 6, 1933, the son of Philip and Dora (Thibodeau) Jandreau.
Roger served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion "Jandreau - Connors Post # 180 of St. Francis. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Roger and Betty shared many past times together, their time on the river being one they treasured most. They formed many friendships during their time as gate tenders for Northern Maine Woods. A man of few words, his actions instilled the values of hard work, honesty and pride in his children. He was well known for the love and pride that went into his garden each spring during his golden years. Roger had the rare privilege of enjoying not only his grandchildren but also his great-grandchildren. They put a smile on his face and warmed his heart, his laughter was infectious to all who surrounded him.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Betty (Kelly) Jandreau of St. Francis; four sons, Ronald and wife, Pauline Jandreau of Fort Kent, Kenneth and wife, Deborah Jandreau of St. Francis, Philip Jandreau of St. Francis, Gerald and wife, Beverly Jandreau of St. Francis; four daughters, Karen and husband, Dean Plourde of Fort Kent, Jenny and husband, Larry Jandreau, Mary and husband, Danny Landry, Caryl and husband, Trevor O'Leary, all of St. Francis. 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; nine brothers, Leroy, Gary Camille of St. Francis, Harold, Hermon, Levi, Donald, Antoine, and Robert all of Conn.; one sister, Violette Lanouette of Conn.; a maternal aunt, Kathleen Ouellette of St. Francis. Roger is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Dianne Pelletier, and a brother, Oscar Jandreau, and a granddaughter, Robin Sara Jandreau.
A Mass of Christian Burial with full military honors will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis. Spring burial will be held in the St. Francis cemetery, May 9th. Those who wish may donate in Roger's memory to the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund, 194 East Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent.