portrait picture for Roland E. Gagne


Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.


A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10:30 AM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

Burial will follow the services in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311

Roland E. Gagne

January 5, 1945 - June 24, 2012

Roland E. Gagne, 67, husband of Rebecca Chiccarello Gagne of Southbury, passed away Sunday June 24, 2012 while visiting with close friends in Amsterdam, NY. Born January 5, 1945 in Hartford, CT, he was son of the late Gerard and Marie Poitras Gagne.

Mr. Gagne graduated Norwalk High School and became a Postal Worker in Stamford. He later served as a Firefighter in Norwalk, and after his retirement, worked as a Computer Technician for the Norwalk Public Schools. He was an avid car-collector and was a member of both the Avanti Owners Association International-Sherwood Chapter and the Studebaker Drivers Club.

In addition to his wife Rebecca, he is survived by his daughter Jo-Anne Minoff (Jason) of Norwalk and son Roy Gagne (Janelle) of Newtown, CT.  He is also survived by three grandchildren Morgan Teresa Minoff, Austin Mitchell Minoff and Mitchell Roland Gagne.  He was predeceased by his brother Roger Gagne (who also served as a Norwalk firefighter).

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10:30 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311

  1. May you feel the love from the friends around you and lean on them during this time. Your father was a really great guy and while i didn’t have the opportunity to know him well his kindness touched me at various times when our paths did connect. Much love and many hugs to all of you..

    June 25, 2012
    Caroline Wildfeuer -
  • We are so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all tonight and the upcoming days. May your memories bring you some relief in this difficult time. Love to all-

    June 26, 2012
    melinda and rob vieux -
  • I am so sorry for your loss. Seeing your father’s smile in this picture shows me where your smile comes from. He must have been a wonderful father and man. I know he will be missed. I hope you can take comfort remembering the kindness and life lessons he gave you.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    June 26, 2012
    Gloria Grant -
  • I am very sorry for your loss. Uncle Roland was a great man, made me laugh whenever I say him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Remember the great times you shared and smile. I love all of you

    June 26, 2012
    Michael Chiccarello -
  • What a great void this will leave in all our hearts. Uncle Roland you will be sorely missed by Trish snd I. We will never forget your beautiful smile and hearty laugh. The stories you shared with us will be sadly missing. All the cool “stuff” you had kept us talking non stop. Your smile,advice and joyful way of living will be long lasting and never forgotten. We miss you now and are greatly saddened by this loss. We love you ALWAYS! Say hi to both of our dads for us please,you knew them both..
    Loving and missing you forever!
    Always in our hearts,
    Marianne and Trish

    June 26, 2012
    marianne chiccarello -
  • Our sincere sympathy to all the family. You will be missed by all of your friends from the NHS Class of 1963. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Adelle C. Gunn

    June 26, 2012
    Adelle (Clark) Gunn -
  • I am really sorry to hear of your loss. I had known Roland for many years when I was living in Connecticut. As friends we remained in contact for all those years. I have really good memories of Roland, riding motorcycles, talking about Studebakers etc. May God be with you in your grieving.

    June 26, 2012
    Richard Gosselin -
  • so sorry about cousin roland, roger and he were very much like brothers to me.though i have no spoke to him in a few years , i always looked him up on face book, and his emails. i will not be able to make it there but please know that i will be there in spirit. i have many very fond memories of roger and roland… ther e are many things to say at a time like this, but it always seems an awkward time to say them. so i will close with GOD is on your side. love cousin nancy

    June 26, 2012
    nancy carrier -
  • I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry I could not make it up but you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all!

    June 27, 2012
    Jennifer Reed -
  • Dearest Becky and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Mom told us last night and we all understand your pain. Please know that you are in our prayers. Give our love to Joanne and Roy and families. He will be surely missed by all. Much love to all from your family in West Virginia. Debbie ,.DeEtta and family

    June 27, 2012
    Debbie Bates -
  • On behalf of the Nutmeg Chapter of the SDC, my condolences on Roland’s passing.

    June 27, 2012
    Chip Dayton -
  • Uncle Roland,
    When I was little you always had such a warm way about you, always so loving and caring. I promise now I will give more kisses when someone asks. So many fond memories when I was a child of you. You will be greatly missed. HUGS and KISSES,

    June 28, 2012
    Alicia Sundelin -
  • Thinking of all of you on this very sad day; Roland was a gentle soul with a great laugh. We are all grateful we had the opportunity to see him last month, but we especially loved seeing him in the Jacuzzi with a glass of red wine in hand on his visits here! Great memories to hold on to. He will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Roland.
    Lots of love and prayers to all,

    June 28, 2012
    Janet Chaffee -
  • So sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers. I am one in the St. Peter’s sewing group. Patti

    June 28, 2012
    Patti Andrews -
  • I love you Becky .

    June 29, 2012
    Harold Russell -
  • So sorry for your great loss. Roland will always be remembered as a kind man who would always help with a great smile.
    We hope that your many fond memories will help ease your pain.
    Betty and Lou Grey

    June 30, 2012
    Betty and Lou Grey -
  • Dear Becky,
    God has blessed us with Roland as a co-worker and friend, we will cherish our memories of the times we had together at the dances.
    Continue to stay strong and remember the good times.
    Your friends always,
    Ronald and Debbie Masi

    July 1, 2012
    Ronald, Debbie, & Dakota Masi -
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