Roland O. Laferte, M.D.

  • Born: February 12, 1933
  • Died: August 26, 2020
  • Location: Canton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Roland O. Laferte, M.D., 87, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. He was the husband of Jeannine M. (Gallant) Laferte for 65 years. Son of the late Oscar and Mary Jane (Dube) Laferte, he was born and raised in Woonsocket, RI. He was a graduate of Assumption Prep School in Worcester, Class of 1951. Roland then served in the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Upon his return he earned his Bachelor's Degree at Assumption College in Worcester, Class of 1957. He graduated from the University of Laval Medical School in Quebec City, Canada in 1964 and served his residencies at University Hospital in Boston and Boston City Hospital from 1964-1969. He resided in Canton from 1969-2002 before moving to Mashpee for 14 years and returning to Canton in 2016. Dr. Laferte was a Urologist in the Stoughton and Brockton area from 1969 until his retirement in 2001. He was a Past President of the Plymouth District of the Massachusetts Medical Society and was a Past President of Medical Staff at Cardinal Cushing General Hospital in Brockton. He was also a Trustee of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed playing golf and tennis, skiing, traveling, going to the theatre and reading but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Dr. Laferte is survived by his children, Wayne M. Laferte and his wife Susan of Stoughton, Steven M. Laferte and his wife Alexandra of Plymouth, Michelle J. Murphy and her husband William of Canton and Kathryn A. Berardi and her husband Russell of Easton. He was the grandfather of Jason, Jessica, Sasha, Alexa, Olivia, Julia, Eric, Douglas, Lauren and the late Gina. He was the brother of the late Claudette Lamy and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Monday, August 31 at 9:15 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Gerard Majella Church, Canton at 10:30 AM. Visiting Hours Sunday from 2-5 PM. Interment will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Donations in Roland's memory may be made to The Assumption Fund, Assumption University, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To all the Laferte' family, Steve and I are saddened to learn of Dr. Laferte's passing, I enjoyed working for them and he always was making me smile with his jokes, I know his passing has put a huge hole in Jeannine's heart! They were a perfect couple! May the memories you all have with Roland get you through the tough days ahead! Again, so,sorry for your loss! May he RIP❤ Linda and Steve Panico

Posted by Linda Panico - Ft. Myers,, FL - Friend   November 12, 2020

Dear Jeannine and Family,

We were so surprised and saddened to hear of Roland’s passing. He will be sorely missed. He was such a fixture at Holly Ridge, or in the pub and in the dining room in BrightView. Our deepest condolences to you and your whole family. Love, The McManus Family

Posted by Mary McManus - Canton, MA - friend   August 31, 2020

Condolences to the whole Laferte family. As an Anesthesiologist at Goddard and Good Sam in the 90's I did many cases with him. A fellow Frenchman I will never forget his greeting Bon jou, Bon jeu. Always the gentleman. Adieu, Rollie. Dr. Greg Begin

Posted by Greg Begin - Norfolk, MA - Coworker   August 30, 2020

So sorry to hear this. He was a wonderful Dr. who was kind to everyone. Always a smile and hello. He made the world a better place.

Posted by Nancy Delano - Coworker   August 30, 2020

Heartfelt sympathies to the family on your loss of Dr. Laferte.
He was such a pleasure to work with at the old Goddard Hospital.
He was such an awesome, personable and caring person. I truly enjoyed working at the hosputal with him.

Posted by Evelyn Clairmont - Stoughton, MA - Coworker   August 30, 2020

Sincere sympathy to the entire Laferte family,
Mrs.Pegy Sewcyk

Posted by Margaret sewcyk - Stoughton, Ma., MA - Teacher   August 30, 2020

Really nice man, always had a joke ready

Posted by Joanne - Coworker   August 30, 2020

I will miss his kind manner and jokes. He taught me so much. Dr LaFerte was just the best. RIP

Posted by Lynn M Badger Oriani - Coworker   August 30, 2020

We we so saddened to learn of Rollie's death. He was such a friendly, kind, funny person, liked by all! We have very happy memories on his time at Southport. May he rest in peace for all his good works, and may you have God's blessings forever. Love, Jack Malarkey and Pauline OLeary

Posted by A friend   August 29, 2020

Sorry to hear of Roland's passing. He was loved by all his patients and I loved working with him.
May his memory be eternal.

Posted by Chris Badgio - Brockton, MA - Coworker   August 28, 2020

So sorry for your loss to Aunt Jeannine and all the Laferte cousins Uncle Roland will be sadly missed by all. Perhaps he and my dad are reuniting as we speak

Posted by Diane Kozakiewicz - Rochester, NY - Family   August 27, 2020

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