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July 3, 2013

Roland W. Eaton Jr., 78


East Wakefield, NH — Roland W. Eaton Jr., age 78, beloved husband and father, died Tuesday, July 2, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on October 3, 1934, in Seabrook, N.H., he was the son of Roland W. and Ruth (Bousley) Eaton. He was raised in Newburyport, Mass., and had resided in East Wakefield since 2001, having come from Seabrook.

He was retired from Bixby International.

Roland loved fishing, enjoyed playing cribbage, and watching sports. He was an avid New England Patriots fan.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Muriel J. (Bunker) Eaton; their five children, Roland W. “Butch” Eaton III and his wife, Valerie Eaton, Susan Downs and her fiancée ,William Perron, Donald W. Eaton and best friend, Sandie Boulay, Cindy and her husband, Donald Andrews, Michael Eaton and fiancée, Susan Sears; his brother, Randolph Eaton; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Richard Eaton; and two sisters, Ruth Cormier and Roberta Morrill.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Celebration of His Life will be held on Monday, July 8, at 2 p.m., at Peaslee Funeral Home, 2079 Wakefield Road in Sanbornville, (Wakefield), N.H. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Breathe New Hampshire, 9 Cedarwood Dr., Unit 12 Bedford, NH 03110, Attn: Memorial Gifts.

For condolences, please visit www.peasleefuneralhome.com.