Roland 'Rollie' Woodcock, Skate-Shop Owner
Woodcock was the husband of Muriel Woodcock and the owner of Rollie's Skate Shop in Rumford for 36 years.
Roland “Rollie” L. Woodcock, 70, of Rumford, East Providence, passed away at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, on Thursday, February 7, 2013, surrounded by his family after a battle with stomach cancer for 10 months. He was 70.
He was the husband of Muriel A. (Carosi) Woodcock for 44 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Thomas F. and Bertha (Kraigenow) Woodcock.
He was the owner of Rollie’s Skate Shop, Rumford, for 36 years. During his career, he sharpened skates at the Rhode Island Auditorium for the Rhode Island Reds; the Providence Collge Friars men and women teams; the Brown University men and women teams, many other college teams, and local youth teams; high school and men’s leagues.
Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Mori and her husband, Scott Dorval and Rollie, Jr. and his wife, Debra (McCallum) Woodcock, all of North Attleboro; his grandchildren, Sydney Rose Dorval, Audrey Elizabeth Woodcock and Jack Roland Woodcock; his siblings, Thomas (Tina) Woodcock of Hebron, Conn., Edward Woodcock of Warwick, Marilyn (William) Nobrega of Pawtucket and the late Carol Woodcock. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be on Monday at 4 pm followed by Services at 8 pm at the William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Burial will be private.
Flowers are respectfully omitted. Memorial gifts to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 will be appreciated.