Roland J. "Rolo" Savoie

New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans)
June 1, 2009
J’Quan Mikel Ruffin
June 3, 2009

Posted Monday, June 01, 2009

Roland J. “Rolo” Savoie, 86, native and resident of Lockport, La., died Sunday, May 31, at 5:10 p.m.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sarah LeBlanc Savoie; three sons, Robert Savoie and wife Deborah; Donald Savoie and wife Karen; and Dennis Savoie and wife Mamilyn; one daughter, Glenda Savoie Blanchard and husband Jessie; one daughter-in-law, Susie Savoie; one brother, Horace Savoie; three sisters, Mildred S. Warren, Jeannette S. Breaux, and Emma S. Cretini; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alcee Savoie Sr. and Bella Acosta Savoie; one sone Marvin Savoie; three brothers, Lawrence Savoie, Clifton Savoie, and Alcee Savoie, Jr.

He was a parishoner of Holy Savior Catholic Church. He was a WWII Army Veteran and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and was an usher at Holy Savior for over 50 years. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, and playing his harmonica.

Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Lockport, La. with Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Falgout Funeral Homes of Lockport, La. is in charge of arrangements.

Roland J. “Rolo” Savoie