Lawrence — Roland J. Therrien, 83, resident of Lawrence, died on Friday, July 26, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on June 5, 1930, in Hartford, Conn., to Joseph and Rose (St. Aubin) Therrien. He was educated in Hartford local schools. He worked as a machine operator for the Lawrence Spool Bobbin Co. until his retirement in 1965. He was a collector of Chinese artifacts for many years. Mr. Therrien loved to spend time with his family, especially during camping trips to Salisbury Beach.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Irene M. (Dragon); his children, Dennis Therrien and Michael Therrien, both of Lawrence, Donald Therrien and his wife, Lynda, of Derry, N.H., and William Therrien and Randy Therrien, both of Lawrence; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, July 31, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home chapel. A burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Andover, Mass.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, July 30, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home Inc, 122 Amesbury St., Lawrence. For more information, or to send a condolence, please visit www.breenfuneralhome.com.