Roland L. Theriault, 61, of Brookline Road, Mason, died March 2, 2010 at his residence. He was born on October 21, 1948 in Nashua, the son of the late Lionel N. Theriault and Yvonne O. (Martin) Theriault of Mason. He was raised in Nashua and lived in Mason for the past 28 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War having served from 1968 until 1970. He had been employed as a firefighter for the city of Nashua for 24 years, retiring in 1996. After retirement he was an 18-year member of the Mason Volunteer Fire Department and also served as captain. He was employed part-time by the Mason Highway Department. Roland was an avid NASCAR and hockey fan. Besides his mother he is survived by two brothers, Paul A. Theriault of Hudson and Richard A. Theriault of Manchester. A sister Linda L. Palmer of Hudson. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Gerard Theriault.
Kevin Bell, 52, of 886 Valley Road, Mason, NH, died March 27 at Creative Biomass in Fitchburg, MA, from electrocution. Mr. Bell was pronounced dead at HealthAlliance – Leominster Hospital after being taken there by ambulance. A co-worker found him and cut off power to the building, Deputy Chief Kevin M. Curran said. Mr. Bell had been wiring a dust collection system when “something went horribly wrong,” the deputy chief said. The company makes wood pellets that are used for home heating. Mr. Bell was the company’s chief operating officer, according to the company’s web site. State and local police along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.