Roland E. Ladeau

Lake City, Fla. — Roland E. Ladeau, 93, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the VA Medical facility in Lake City.

The sixth of seven children born to Albert Ladeau and Abigail (Cushing) Ladeau in Wells River, Vt. June 28 1920.

He is survived by Vivianne Smith (sister) of Fla.; five children, Bonnie Randlett, Ernest Ladeau, Robert Ladeau, Kenneth Ladeau and Janet Dunn; also seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.

Roland worked at many different occupations including proprietor of a shoe repair shop in Bradford, Vt., and as an auctioneer in N.H. He served in the US Army during WWII and participated in the D-Day invasion of France.

He was an avid outdoorsman who hunted and fished well into his senior years.

Graveside services will be held at Boltonville Cemetery on May 3. 2014, at 12 noon.

The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford is in charge of arrangements.

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