Roland G. McLellan

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 11:30am

Roland G. McLellan, 84, of Trevett died peacefully on June 8, 2024 in Trevett, surrounded by loved ones.

Roland was born in Bath on Oct. 28, 1939, the youngest son of Albert and Dorothy (Campbell) McLellan. He grew up in Boothbay and attended local schools. 

Roland owned and operated McLellan’s Upholstery since 1970, after apprenticing under Phil Teague and Al Sherman. Although he started out upholstering furniture, he later turned solely to marine upholstery and canvas covers. Roland always loved the challenge of unusual custom projects, and took great pride in his work, serving more than one generation of the same families.  

He was most proud of his two grandsons and their achievements in life and being most impressed by the wonderful young humans they are. Also top on his list was helping son-in-law Tim with many ice carving competitions over the years and bringing home many awards. His family bestowed on him the title of “Master Ice Carving Apprentice.”

Roland was a past officer of the Barters Island Community Association, and his interest in restoring old cars led to membership in both the Maine Obsolete Auto League and the Owls Head Transportation Museum. He loved showing off his cars in the Antique Auto Parades and the Windjammer Days Parades and would often volunteer to chauffeur the reigning local pageant winners or dignitaries.

He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-laws, Robert (Marie), Philip (Evelyn)and Richard (Gail) McLellan; and sister and brother-in-law, Lois (Bill) Lowans. 

He is survived by his loving daughter, Lynda Pierce and her husband Tim of Rockport, and their children, grandsons Ryan Pierce and Jason Pierce, and stepdaughters Suzanne Perry and her husband Scott of Hydeville, Vermont, and Danette Williamson and her husband Larry of Freeport, Texas.  Also surviving him is brother Myron (Barbara) McLellan, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews, along with former wives Donna McLellan of Trevett and Sydney Kay McLellan of Vermont.  

Family and friends are welcome to a time of visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at Hall Funeral Home in Boothbay. 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roland’s memory may be made to Boothbay Food Pantry, P.O. Box 468, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 or Midcoast Humane, 5 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

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