Francis Robert Ferland, 79, of Waterville died Dec. 27, 2011 at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. He was born in Winslow, Sept. 5, 1932, the son of Placide and Oria Languet Ferland. Robert served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He was a high school graduate. Robert had been a manager of Waterville Welding Supply. He belonged on Bowling and golfing Leagues. He is survived by his wife Faylene M. Arsenault Ferland of Waterville; a son, Charles Godin and wife Lori ; a grandson, Nicholas; a daughter, Tammy Dixon and husband Al of Norridgewock; a sister, Shirley DeCoste of N.H.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and by many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tues., Jan. 3, 2012 at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville. Committal prayers with burial will follow at the Village Cemetery, Cemetery St., No. Vassalboro. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Assoc., 1 Bowden Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086 or to the American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. Arrangements are with Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville.