BIDDEFORD — Jean M. Roberge, 94, of Bow, New Hampshire, formerly of Biddeford, passed away in the early hours of May 6, 2020, at his home in Bow, New Hampshire.

He was born on Jan. 27, 1926, in St. Come, Quebec, Canada, son of Jean and Alice (Aubin) Roberge.

He was educated in Canada. After moving to the United States, he worked in the Biddeford/Saco mills, and eventually became a mechanical engineer, spending many years with Fluor Corporation. On May 19, 1956, he married Rejane T. Dutremble at St. Andre Church in Biddeford. They continued on to raise a family together.

Jean is survived by: his two daughters, Annette Snyder and her significant other, Jim Magee of Bow, New Hampshire, and Gisele Samson of Calgary, AB, Canada; five grandchildren, Shane Snyder and his wife, Janice of Londonderry, New Hampshire, Charlene Roy and her husband, Peter of Epsom, New Hampshire, Ian Samson and his wife, Tiffany of Calgary, AB, Daniel Snyder and his significant other, Jen Silva of Manchester, New Hampshire, and Kathleen Cox and her husband Ryan of Calgary, AB; 5 great-grandchildren, Ali Rynasko, Isabella Snyder, Hazel Roy, Oliver Samson, and Elodie Roy; his sister, Frances Allen of Old Orchard Beach; brother-in-law, Mel Dutremble and his wife, Doris of Hampton, New Hampshire; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Jean loved getting together with friends to play cards, as well as square dancing with his wife. He is a life member of the Biddeford-Saco Elks Club and helped out at weekly Bingo Nights and La Kermesse.

He was preceded in death by: his wife of 55 years, Rejane (Dutremble) Roberge, in 2011; and three sisters, Henrietta Perigny, Suzanne Bolduc, and Louise Laverriere.

A gathering of friends and family to celebrate Jean’s life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to the Concord Regional VNA, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301

To leave an online condolence, please visit

filed under: