Roland W. Kingsley


Roland Kingsley, 60, of Colrain, lost his long battle with cancer peacefully at home August 23, 2016. Born in Wilmington VT on January 11, 1956, he worked at the Dumont Company for 34 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, yard work, ice fishing, and loved the Patriots.

He leaves behind his fiancée of 29 years, Debra A. Winship; his mother Carol Smith and her husband Donald of Greenfield; his father Gordon Kingsley and his wife Anita of Vermont; his two daughters, Christina Markwell, and her husband Jason of Greenfield, and Rebecca Clough of Keene NH; his sister, Belinda Shatz and her husband Rick of Shelburne; two stepdaughters, Lisa Vega of Shelburne and Treasa Glidden of Colrain, stepson, John Niemiec of Whatley; two nieces, and several grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 5 at 11am at Colrain Community Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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  1. Dolores "Dolly" Gagnon on August 25, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Roland and I were next door neighbors for a time on Elm Street in Greenfield. He was a good neighbor and I am so sorry to hear of his passing at such an early age. My sympathies go out to his parents and especially to his two daughters, Christina and Rebecca.



  2. Tammy and Haley Fiske on August 25, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    We are very saddened to hear of Rollie’s passing, he was a wonderful man. Will never forget his kindness. Our thoughts are with you all.



  3. Curtis Kingsley on August 26, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Sad to hear of his passing all too soon. He was a positive presence in many lives, especially the extended Kingsley Family. We know he is in a better place now though. Thoughts and prayers out to his family.



  4. Charlotte Black Reid on August 31, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    So sorry to hear about his death kids shouldn’t have to lose their parents so soon and neither should his parents. Thinking about you Carol and Belin so so sorry.



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