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Roland Herbert Bjelf Veteran
May 22, 2024


GILFORD ---- Roland H. Bjelf, 92, died peacefully at his home Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

Born in Dedham, MA, Roland was one of three sons of Oscar and Helen (Johnson) Bjelf. He grew up in Quincy, MA and graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1948, then went on to join the US Coast Guard. He later went to work for New England Telephone.

Roland relocated to New Hampshire in 1978, later retiring from the phone company in 1987.Although he wasn’t one to keep still, he went on to become a bus driver and postman. He also spent time hunting and fishing, took up ham radio operations and enjoyed watching old Westerns.

Roland was a former member of the Quincy Congregational Church. He joined Orient Lodge No. 195 AF & AM in 1959, affiliated with Rural Lodge No. 0 in 1970 and after moving to NH he took dual membership with Meridian Lodge No. 60 of Franklin, he was also a member of Saint Steven’s Royal Arch Chapter in Quincy, MA.

Family members include two sons: David Bjelf of North Carolina and Richard Bjelf of Belmont; daughter Andrea Miles of Gilford; grandchildren: Bridget, Ashley, Kevin, Bobby, Eric, Kyle, Shyanne, Andrew, Dillon, Danielle, Megan, Melissa; great-grandchildren: Katelyn, Ashlyn, Jarod, Kailyn, Bianca, Lily, Michael, Addison, Isabella, Karsyn, Kollins, Cannon, AJ, Jacob, Natalie; a brother, Raymond Bjelf of Marshfield, MA. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Ebon (Nordstrom) Bjelf, brother Robert Bjelf, grandson Brian Brown and great granddaughter Madeline Kukler.

There are no calling hours.

Masonic and Military Honors will be conducted at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 3pm. There will be a celebration of life at the Miles residence, 36 Liberty Hill Rd in Gilford, NH, following the ceremony.

For those who wish, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to Hero Pups, 20 Portsmouth Ave, #127, Stratham, NH 03885.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services/, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, NH, 03246, is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, please visit

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Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services /
164 Pleasant Street
Laconia, NH 03246