ROLAND, MARIAN
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A funeral mass will be offered Dec. 27 at St. Francis R.C. Church, Hoboken, for Marian Roland, 84, of Hoboken. She passed away peacefully Dec. 12 in North Bergen. She was born in Hoboken and attended Hoboken public schools, graduating from Demarest High School. She was appointed Deputy Municipal Violations Clerk by Mayor John J. Grogan and served with distinction for three decades in the Hoboken Municipal Court, during which time she was named Violations Clerk, Court Clerk and finally Court Administrator.

Marian was an involved member of the Hoboken community. She founded the first PTA in Hoboken at the former Sadie F. Leinkauf School and was a co-founder of the Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Committee, which sponsored dinner dance fund-raisers for Hoboken servicemen returning home from Vietnam. She was an early supporter and member of the Hoboken Historical Museum and an avid reader who often frequented the Hoboken Library. She was the first woman to become a member of the Hoboken Rotary Club and was a parishioner of St. Francis Church, where she worked in the rectory.

Marian received numerous honors and distinctions for her outstanding service to the community, including being named a 1985 Hudson County Woman of Achievement and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders 2011 Italian American Citizen of the Year. In 2012 she was honored by the Hoboken NAACP at their 50th anniversary celebration. She was also a devotee of the theater. She acted in many plays at the Bayonne Jewish Community Center in the late 1970’s and in 1981 was a co-founder of the Hoboken Civic Theater, which received many accolades from the Hoboken community.

Marian also co-wrote the play “Hello, Hoboken” and presented it at the first River City Fair. She followed up the success of this production with a second “Hello, Hoboken,” which portrayed life in Hoboken during the 1930s with songs and dances from the era, and was performed at the Stevens Theater to standing room audiences. Her love for Hoboken knew no bounds. She never lived anywhere else and claimed the only way she would give up living in Hoboken was when the good Lord took her to a better place.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Roland Miller and husband Raymond Miller; grandson Peter Roland Miller; sister Lucille Kaiser; nieces Marianne Ronis and Joanne Kaiser-Smith; nephew Robert Kaiser and friends Bob Meyers and Elaine DePinto. She is predeceased by her parents Pasquale and Josephine Modero Camporeale; husband Peter Roland; son Douglas Roland; sisters Rose Miller and Ann Harisimko; brothers Daniel and Walter Camporeale, and companion Abben Maguire. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral mass on Friday, Dec. 27 11:00 a.m. Services arranged by the Failla Memorial Home, Hoboken, (201) 659-0082.

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