Fremont, N.H. — Roland “Rolly” M. Lambert Sr., 81, died at his home on April 15, 2013. He was born in Haverhill, Mass., on November 4, 1931, the son of the late Lionel Lambert Sr. and Jeanette (Marcotte) Lambert.
Rolly grew up in Merrimac, Mass., and served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1949-1952. He honorably received a Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Service Stars, two Overseas Service Bars, and a United Nations Service Medal for his service to his country.
Rolly was a skilled machinist throughout his career. He was formerly employed for many years as a machine builder and machine shop supervisor for Spherex Inc. in Seabrook, N.H. In 1984, he became owner and operator of Fremont Machine & Tool before his retirement in 1992. He was a member of the Chrome Roamers and the Doodle Bug Club of New Hampshire.
In his spare time he enjoyed building model airplanes and restoring antique cars. His most memorable project was the restoration of a 1958 Buick Roadmaster. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles. His famous quote was “I Can Do.” It was a motto he lived by and passed on to his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan Louise (Bowman) Lambert, of Fremont, N.H.; three daughters, Patricia and husband, Randy Ring, of Brownfield, Maine, Kathy and husband, David Meuse, of Hampstead, N.H., and Suzanne and husband, Pastor Michael Chambers, of Haverhill, Mass.; two sons, Roland M. Lambert Jr. and wife, Robin, of Danville, N.H., and David A. and wife, Nancy Lambert, of Sandown, N.H.; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; his brothers, Gilbert Lambert of Franklin, N.H. and Gene Lambert, of Florida; his sister, Patricia Dignard, of Raymond, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, N.H. Funeral Services will follow at noon on Friday, April 19, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to either the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH, 03101; or to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY, 13220-3049.
For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.