Roland Andre Marcotte, Sr., was born to J Francis and Elizabeth Marcotte on October 9th, 1944 in Providence, Rhode Island. It was in Providence that he met Margaret Autote in the summer of 1958 and they were wed on October 20th, 1962. In 1963, their first child, Pamela Grier, was born and later in 1965 along came Roland Marcotte, Jr. The family then relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in April of 1969. It was there Roland purchased a home that is still in the family. In 1972 the family expanded more with the addition of Gary J Marcotte, then in 1974 with the final edition of the baby of the family, Réna A. Marcotte.
Roland is preceded in death by his father, mother and one brother, Francis E. Marcotte.
He is survived by his children; Pamela Grier, Roland Marcotte, Jr., Gary J Marcotte, Réna Marcotte (fiancé, Kevin Hughes). He is further survived by grandchildren; Ashleigh Bragg (fiancé, Kenneth Forbes, Sr.), Cory M. Marcotte, Adam S. Marcotte, Kasie Marcotte, Noah Marcotte, Donavin A. Marcotte, Victoria Marcotte, Sean A. Marcotte, Jazmine Marcotte and Korey Hughes, great-grandchildren; Ja’ Niyah Bragg, Sha’ Riyah Budget, Karlito Marcotte, Ka’ leah Forbes and Kenneth Forbes, Jr.
Roland and Margaret divorced in 1995 and he found a friend and companion with Miss Joanne Duty, who he was with up until his death. Roland had an expert set of skills and passion in the art of plastering and with that he was able to educate and bring to life ideas and creating custom interior and exterior plastering creations to thousands of South Florida homes. He was also skilled in automobile rebuilding, engine overhauling and body repair work as well as paint, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and the list goes on. There was nothing that he could not fix, repair or create.
With his infectious attitude, he went through life touching a lot of people and making friends along the way….and a few enemies. He was not afraid to speak his mind and if you disrespected him, his family or his friends, he would not hesitate to “touch” you as well.
Roland was very family oriented and a very protective man of his family. You could always count on him to have your back. He was known for his humorous ways and antics as he was the center of attention wherever he went with his quick wits and jokes.
Roland loved the life he had and in his final moments took solace in that love.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Baird-Case Funeral Home, Tamarac with Funeral starting at 7:30pm at the funeral home. Rites of cremation will follow.