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“Very sorry to here of Roger passing. I work for Mid-Cape and remember Roger well. Always had a smile and a kind word, a true gentleman. Condolences...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Robert Pflock - Plymouth, MA

“Our condolences to the family. My father, Herve Poissant, remembers Roger. I read the obituary to him. My father is 88. He was a teacher...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Nicely - BUXTON, ME

“Had Brother Gilbert for a teacher at St. Louis High School in Biddeford ME, he was a wonderful teacher, may he rest in peace. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: JoAnn (Langley) Proulx - ME

“Brother Gilbert was a great teacher for students at St. Louis High School. His encouragement in helping us understand complex issues was much...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Bernard Chretien - The Villages, FL

“Our heartfelt condolences to Roger L'Heureux's family and friends. May God bless you and give you peace. Don & Gail Dubay ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Don and Gail Dubay - Wake Forest, NC

“My sincere condolences to Roger's family. I had the great pleasure to know Roger from our D-Y School District math meetings. He was a very kind and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Fitzsimmons - Port St Lucie, FL

“I'll fondly remember Roger's laugh & giggleRoger always showed interest in everyone. His sense of curiosity made him a most interesting person to...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Murielle OBrien - Camarillo, CA

Loving brothers, from left Richard, Roger, William and Gilbert L'Heureux in Topsham Maine. “We will cherish the wonderful years of love and friendship we enjoyed with our dear brother Roger and share our memories with all in our family who...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Juliana and Richard L'Heureux - ME

“All my love to all. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Richard L'Heureux - Topsham, ME


Roger A. L'Heureux, 89, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Myasthenia Gravis. He was born in Sanford, ME to William L'Heureux and Rose (Morin) L'Heureux. Roger grew up in Sanford, ME with his brothers William, Gilbert, and Richard, and sister Paulette. He attended The Brothers of Christian Instruction School in Alfred, ME and joined The Order as Brother Gilbert soon after. During this time he shared his gift of teaching math and science to many students in locations including The St. Louis School in Biddeford ME, Plattsburgh NY, and in Tanzania, Africa. In addition to teaching, he made the most of his two years in Africa by climbing the tallest peak, MT Kilimanjaro. On returning from Africa he was married to Jeannine (Rochefort) L'Heureux and settled in Plymouth, MA where they raised their family. He continued his love of teaching at Dennis Yarmouth High School for 32 years into his 70's. He worked well into his 80's at Mid Cape Home Center and loved helping others with projects. Always a man that never thought of himself first and found joy in the simplest of life's pleasures. He continued to volunteer through his 85th birthday as a teacher at the public library and at St Peter's in Plymouth. Roger loved spending time with his family and friends, reading with and playing with his granddaughters, maintaining his yard, building in his shop, rooting for the Boston sports teams, and traveling with his wife. Beloved husband of 46 years to Jeannine (Rochefort) L'Heureux and devoted father of Steven L'Heureux and his wife Joanne of Herndon, VA, and Brian L'Heureux and his wife Lee-Ann of Melrose, MA. Cherished Pepère of Noelle, Caroline, and Cadence. Roger is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 10 AM on Tuesday February 13th 2018 at Incarnation Parish, Melrose MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at 10 Memorial Drive, Plymouth MA 02360.