FORT KENT – Roger Lewis Harvey, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, Dec. 14, 2013, at the age of 86, in his Fort Kent home with the company of his loving family.
Roger was devoted to his family and active in many community organizations. He was known as one whom others could go to for help with a variety of needs.
Roger served his country as an MP staff sergeant in the 10th Mountain Division of the United States Army stationed in Colorado. Following his military service Roger was Deputy Aroostook County Sheriff for 32 years and functioned as a civic leader in a variety of functions in Saint Francis including ten years as First Selectman, four years on the Town School Board, seven years as Chairman of the town Democratic Committee, and four years as Chairman of the Health Center. He was also employed by N.M.G.H. until his retirement in 2000.
He also served 13 years on the SAD 27 School Board, and most recently as a member of the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors. He also served as Commander of Post 180 of the American Legion where he was a member for 65 years.
Roger Harvey also served the Catholic Church in numerous capacities including as Chairman of the Building Committee for Saint Charles Church in Saint Francis; six years as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 1934 and one year as Faithful Navigator.
Roger was born Aug. 30, 1927, in St. Francis, to Francis Harvey and Marianne Jandreau Harvey. He is survived by his wife, Violet Thibodeau Harvey; three children, Joan Banville of Madawaska, Brenda Harvey and husband, David Lawlor, of Gardner, and Gary Harvey and special daughter-in-law, Louise, of Fort Kent; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren whom he cherished; a sister, Edwina Harvey; and many special nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Lola Plourde and Gwen Kendall of Hospice of Aroostook for the respectful care and support they provided Roger and his family during his last days.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday, at Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial with Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and full Military Honors will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Those who wish to donate in Roger’s memory may do so to St. John Vianney Renovation Fund, 26 E. Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743; or to Hospice of Aroostook, 14 Access Highway, Caribou, ME 04736. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.