The Telegraph (Nashua, NH)
September 25, 2002

Brother Roger G. Argencourt, 64, S.C., (Brother Odillon), of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House in Pascoag, R.I., died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at the Provincial House.

Brother Argencourt was born Jan. 16, 1938, in Lewiston, Maine, son of Laurette (Beaulieu) Dubuc. He was currently residing at the Provincial House.

He was a teacher for more than 30 years at various schools, including Sacred Heart School in Andover, Mass.; Mount St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, R.I.; Sacred Heart Juniorate in Pascoag; Notre Dame High School in Fitchburg, Mass.; Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua; and Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, Vt. Brother Roger was also a missionary in Zambia, Central Africa, assigned there in the 1960s and again in the 1980s. He taught history, social studies, and religious studies; served as chair of the social studies department; and also served as director of student activities, athletic director and business manager in the various schools where he was assigned.

He was an active member of the Religious Brothers Conference, regularly attending their assemblies and workshops.

Brother Argencourt was educated in Lewiston parochial schools, graduating from St. Dominic High School in 1957. In the same year, he entered the Congregation at Pomfret Center, Conn. He professed his first vows in 1959 at Pascoag, and his final vows in 1965 at Mount St. Charles Academy. He completed a bachelor of arts in 1965 at St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vt.; a master's in education at Wayne State University in Detroit in 1972; and a master of arts at Scranton (Pa.) University in 1978. He also participated in the renewal programs from Brothers at the Sangre de Cristo Renewal Center in Santa Fe, N.M., in 1978, and at the Generalate of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in 1996.

He was predeceased by a sister, Jackie Dubuc, who died in July.

Besides his mother, survivors include a nephew, Ronald Morin of Auburn, Maine; and his cousins, John and Constance Pleau and their children, Michael and Kathy Pleau of Lewiston; and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

The Brown Funeral Home in Oakland, R.I., is in charge of arrangements.


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