INDIAN ORCHARD-Roger E. Langlais, 83, of 50 Beauregard Street in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, January 28, 2019. Roger was born in Springfield on September 30, 1935 the son of the late Albert and Rose (Prairie) Langlais. He was a lifelong resident of the Orchard, growing up in the family home. He was educated in Springfield schools and graduated from Commerce High School. Roger worked for many years for Monsanto before his retirement. He also had worked for Chapman Valve and Plastics Packaging also. Roger loved skiing and skating in his younger years. He loved Quebec and visited often with his loving family there. He enjoyed listening to their stories and recounting them to his family for the oral history of the Langlais family. He leaves his dear sister in law, Jean Langlais. His loving nephew, David Blais, who was his caregiver these past years, bringing him home cooked meals, shoveling the driveway when a Nor’easter came and caring for his dear uncle. He also leaves many great nieces and nephews including David’s children; Olivia Blais of Scituate, MA., Dr. Julia Blais of St. Louis, MO and Pvt. Joseph Blais USMC of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He also leaves many dear friends whom he will miss very much. He was predeceased by his dear brother and sister; Robert Langlais and Olivette Blais. Per Rogers’ wishes there are no calling hours. The family invites you to join them directly at St. Aloysius Cemetery, 1273 Berkshire Avenue on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11 a.m. where the Rites of Catholic Committal with Final Commendation will be offered for Roger. (Please arrive promptly by 10:45 a.m.) Donations in his memory may be made to the Indian Orchard Library, 44 Oak St, Indian Orchard, MA. 01151. The Ratell Funeral Home has been entrusted with Roger’s care and services.
“A Dream about You”
I was saying good-bye to you and you opened your eyes and I saw your soul float up to Heaven.
I saw you talking to God and he said, “ I’m glad you had a fast peaceful death”
Then he said; “ Welcome to Heaven”, and pointed his finger to a Golden Gate
with puffy white clouds around it.
Then you walked through the Gate and entered Heaven.
~Love, Julia Blais
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