Obits pg 8 10-3-19

Ronald L. Nadeau,
Air Force vet
Ronald L. Nadeau, 75, entered the Kingdom of God Sept. 8, 2019. He was born Feb. 21, 1944.
Throughout his life, Ron was a gentle, caring and loving person. During his early life, he was deeply involved in sports, playing at a high level in basketball, baseball and golf.
He served his country for four years in the Air Force and left with a rank of sergeant.
Following his return, he worked as a mechanic at Anchor Glass until his retirement. Golf was his passion along with his love of the Boston sports teams. He could always be counted on to help. He was warm hearted and had great empathy for everyone he knew. Later in life, Ron met the love of his life, Vivian and after a brief time, they married.
He leaves his wife, Vivian; son, Paul Nadeau; stepdaughters, Leane Humphreys Sayer and Janis Sayer; his siblings Lillian Gibson Nadeau, Lauraine White Nadeau, Jeannette Shaw Nadeau, and Roger Nadeau. Ronald was predeceased by his father and mother, Albert and Marie Alice Nadeau; his sisters Elaine Dawley Nadeau, Alice Streich Nadeau; his brother Jean Nadeau.
A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at St. Mary’s of the Visitation Church with burial in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors.

Damon D. Frechette
PUTNAM — Damon D. Frechette, 43, of Putnam died Sept. 1, 2019, at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam. He was born on July 16, 1976, in Putnam, the son of Romeo and Helen of Putnam.
Damon was self employed for many years in the trucking industry. He was an avid New York Giants fan, loved the outdoors, music, playing his guitar, cooking and taking Teddy the family pet to the park.
He leaves his mother Helen; sister Loretta; daughter August; aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father Romeo.  Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Todd R. Worsham
AUBURN, Mass. — Todd R. Worsham died unexpectedly Sept. 10, 2019.  Todd was the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Denne) Worsham.  He was born in Putnam and grew up in Woodstock.
Todd worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker his whole life, most recently at Lopes Carpentry in West Newbury and at Commonwealth Carpentry in Boston.
 Prior to that he worked for Stephen Swift Furniture, and then ran his own company, Form and Function Design, in the Auburn area for several years. He earned associate’s degrees from both QVCC and New England Tech. Todd enjoyed music, nature, sports, trail running, the ocean, and time spent with his family. He played the bass guitar with the Satellite Rockers, a reggae group, putting on shows in the Worcester area and throughout New England, many as fund-raisers for various charities. He was a talented carpenter/cabinetmaker, meticulous at his craft, and especially enjoyed doing custom design work for his clients or friends. He also worked on one of the tiny houses for the Tiny House Nation show. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, big heart, sense of humor, loving nature, and willingness to help others.
In addition to his parents, he leaves his sister, Erin Blake (Jacob) of Reno, Nev., and their children, Hayden, Annabel, and Thayer; his uncles, Thomas (Cynthia) Denne of Cheshire, and Mark (Darlene) Denne of Lincoln, R.I.; and his cousins, Thomas (Jennifer) Denne, Jill (Jonathan) Stanizzi, Scott (Tatjana) Denne, Greg Denne, and Eric Denne. Also by Stacey Rogers and the Rogers family. Todd was predeceased by his girlfriend Tanner Katherine Wilson and their unborn son.
A celebration of his life is being planned for a later date. Donations: Wyndham Land Trust, PO Box 302, Pomfret Center, CT 06259 or online at Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam.

Sr. Rose Mary Iannucci
WINDHAM — Sr. Rose Mary Iannucci, 102, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died Sept. 29, 2019, at St Joseph Living Center.
Born on June 6, 1917, in Waterbury, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni (John) and Antoinette Conte Iannucci, Sr. Rose Mary entered religious life in 1938 and made her profession at the Motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France on March 27, 1940. She was then known as Sr. Jean Antoine.
She remained in France for her first community in LeLegué. Once the U.S. declared war on Germany, she and 23 other Daughters of the Holy Spirit were arrested. Sr. Rose Mary was held in the detention camp at Vittel for more than two years. She and the other American Sisters taught the children in the camp which had been originally created to intern nationals of enemy and neutral countries whom Germany wanted to exchange for their own nationals held in enemy camps. The 22 DHS in Vittel were released as exchange prisoners in 1944. Sr. Rose Mary is the last surviving member of that group.
Once back in the U.S., she taught in elementary schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont while obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s in education. In 1975 she moved to W. Sacramento, Calif., for 22 years where she ministered as a teacher before earning her certificate in pastoral care from the Medical Center in San Francisco in 1980.
She then ministered as a pastoral associate at Our Lady of Grace Parish in W. Sacramento.
She was instrumental in bringing the Associate Program there.
Upon retirement in 1998, she lived at St. Clare Convent in Newport, R.I., before moving to the Provincial House in Putnam in 2007.
She was one of the first Sisters to begin the new community at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham in 2016.
She leaves the Daughters of the Holy Spirit spiritual family – her sisters in community, the Consecrated Seculars and the Associates; nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Clementina Rossi, Susan DiLeo, Martha DiPietri Hadsock, Philip Iannucci, Michelina Martino, Philomena Balduc Lata, Eva Dileo and John Iannucci.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 2 followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Putnam. Donations: to DHS Retirement Fund, P. O. Box 497, Putnam, CT 06260.
Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Rachel L. Morin
PUTNAM — Rachel L. (Bazinet) Morin, 87, formerly of Ballou St, died Sept. 23, 2019, at Davis Place Healthcare. She is the wife of the late Leo R. Morin, Sr.  Born in 1932 in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Doris (Favreau) Bazinet. Mrs. Morin worked for many years as a clerk at the former American Optical. She was a member of the women’s auxiliary of the Putnam VFW. Mrs. Morin enjoyed doing arts and crafts and playing bingo.
She leaves three sons Leo R. Morin Jr. (Lois) of Orange Park, Fla., Michael G. Morin (Carol) of Worcester and Glen A. Morin of Maine; a brother, Robert Bazinet of Woodstock; eight grandchildren Kevin, Jessica, David, Glenn Jr., April, Melissa, Angela, and Candice; seven great-grandchildren Oliver, Maximillian, Kailey, Fabien, Bastian Leo, Lewis, and Tom Michael. She is predeceased by her husband and three sisters Theresa Staples, Jane Mowry, and Florence Berube and a brother Theodore Bazinet.  Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Jacalyn L. Remillard
DAYVILLE — Jacalyn L. (Chesser) Remillard, 68, of Quinns Hill Rd., formerly of Bibeault St., Putnam, died Sept. 22, 2019, at Davis Place Healthcare.  She was the wife of the late Richard “Bear” Remillard.
Born in 1950 in Willimantic, she was the daughter of the late Reginald “Rex” and Eileen (Moore) Chesser. On May 25, 1984, at Whipple’s Chapel, she was united in marriage to Richard “Bear” Remillard who died on June 22, 2014.
Mrs. Remillard worked as a home healthcare worker. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary post 1325 in Putnam and enjoyed going to yard sales.
She leaves her son, Robert Remillard (Angela Pereira) of Dayville; two grandsons, Caleb and Trevor Remillard; two sisters, Donna Pease of Thornton, Colo., and Sandra Turner of Ft. Collins, Colo.; and a stepbrother, Edwin “Bubby” Benton of Lebanon; her lifelong friend, Pat Larrow of Putnam. She was predeceased by her son, Jesse Remillard; her stepfather, Charles Edwin Benton; a brother, Reginald “Ricky” Chesser; a stepbrother, Charles “Chucky” Benton; and a stepsister, Cora Benton.  Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Carolynn Smallwood
CANTON, Mass. — Carolynn Ruth Smallwood, 85, of Canton, died Sept. 22, 2019. Carolynn was born on May 10, 1934, in Olean, N.Y. the daughter of Victor Lee and Ruth (Hedlund) McBride. Carolynn was the wife of J. Herbert “Herb” Smallwood, her husband of 48 years until his passing in 2000. They raised their four children in Holliston, Mass., and Clinton. Carolynn was a teacher’s aide and worked in banking in later years, and was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton.
Her love of family was her cornerstone. She and Herb fell in love in college at Alfred University in New York. Their marriage was a testament to true love, an enduring commitment to family, and a delight in their ability to make each other laugh. Carolynn will be remembered for her kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity of spirit. She loved living by the harbor in Clinton, visits with Dot and Flip in Sunapee, N.H.
She leaves her children Robert (Sonjia) Smallwood of Glen Haven, Colo., Cynthia (Ronald) Sullivan of Foxboro, Mass., Brian (Susan) Smallwood of Franklin, Tenn., and Amy (John) Kacerik of Pomfret Center; grandchildren: Megan (Brian) Kelly of Dubai, Trevor (Kristi) Dane of Bentonville, Ark., James Sullivan of Canton, Amy (Ryan) Brandreth of Chester, N.H., Sarah (Jason) Pena of Richmond, Va., Jordan (Kegan) Smallwood of Harlem, N.Y., Thomas Kacerik of Pomfret, Forbes Smallwood of Franklin, Nathan Kacerik of Newton, Mass., Caroline (Cory) Edwards of Franklin,  Joshua Kacerik of Pomfret, and Abigail Smallwood of Franklin; 11 great-grandchildren.
Donations: Alzheimer’s Association at Roberts & Sons Funeral Home, Foxboro, Mass.

Glen Richard Dash
POMFRET — Glen Richard Dash, 66, of Boston and Pomfret, died Sept. 19, 2019 at home in Boston.
Glen was raised in Skokie, Ill., and attended MIT where he received a degree in electrical engineering, before earning a combined Harvard Law degree and a Sloan School (MIT) MBA. As an undergraduate he designed the electronics of one of the first electronic games, TV Tennis along with its hockey/soccer follow up which were sold by a toy manufacturer. As part of the product development, Glen succeeded in getting both products through the Federal Communications Commission approval process for electronic interference.
Glen later co-founded his own testing business, Dash, Straus and Goodhue.  Glen used his legal background to successfully challenge the monopoly that Underwriters Laboratory held on product testing. Hundreds of specialty testing companies are now in business because of that effort.
When Glen sold his testing business about a decade later, he was able to turn his attention to his first love, archaeology.  That interest was sparked by a trip to Iran as an undergraduate. In this new career, he was able to use his electrical engineering background to conduct subsurface surveys using magnetometry and ground-penetrating radar in Greece, Crete, and the Gaza Strip. In the U.S., he was involved in an effort to locate the Underground Railroad in Port Tobacco, Md.
By far, most of Glen’s work was in Egypt. He conducted both surface and subsurface surveys over several seasons to locate underground cavities in both the main and west valleys of the Valley of the Kings. On the edge of the Red Sea, he was able to locate an ancient harbor. The majority of Glen’s time was spent on the Giza Plateau understanding the structures buried under the surface that would have been there as the pyramids were constructed, and probing the inside of the Sphinx. He was able to provide new, more accurate measures of the size and orientation of the Great Pyramid. Back in Pomfret, he was able to show how ancient Egyptians could have attained the necessary accuracy using only primitive materials and the sun.
Glen enjoyed tennis, the Patriots, and played softball on the same MIT team for 44 consecutive summers. He leaves a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Eric Sperber, and a sister Terry Dash (Stephan Miller). He was married to Joan Dash for 33 years.  A memorial gathering will be private.

Raymond Donais,
Korean war vet
CANTERBURY — Raymond A. Donais, 84, died Sept. 28, 2019, at the Plainfield Emergency Care Center, Plainfield.
He was born in Putnam, son of the late Antonio Donais and Loretta (Beaulac) Donais.  Raymond served in Korea with the U.S. Navy.  He was a surveyor for the State of Connecticut.
His wife of 50 years, Jacqueline (Quintal) Donais died in 2009. He leaves his daughter, Andrea Donais and her fiancé,  Bryan Tatro of Canterbury; two grandchildren Courtney Knudson of Dandridge, Tenn., and Tiffany Knudson of N. Charleston, S.C.. He was predeceased by his son, Christopher Donais.
A Celebration of Raymond’s Life will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 8, followed by a prayer service at 7 at Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster. Donations: American Cancer Society.

Cecile M. Bellerive
PUTNAM — Cecile (Joyal) Bellerive, 77, formerly of Woodside St., died Sept. 29, 2019, at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in Providence after a brief illness.
She was born on Aug. 28, 1942, in Burlington, Vt., to Hilaire and Blanche Joyal and lived in Putnam for many years before her illness. 
On Dec. 2, 1961, she was married to Ronald (Pete) Bellerive. He died Aug. 17, 2015.
Cecile loved to read, travel and dance.  She could be found enjoying her walks all around Putnam. 
She worked for many years for American Optical in Putnam and Southbridge and retired from Killingly High School in 2008. 
She volunteered for Daily Bread in Putnam, and St. Mary Church Adoration Chapel. 
She leaves four children, Lisa (Rick) Kring of Ghent, N.Y., Daniel (Jacqueline) Bellerive of Pomfret, Lynne Camera of Orange Park, Fla., and Kim (Neb) Bosworth of Round Rock, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah (John) Branigan, Jillian (Stephen) Gerding, Matthew (Shelby) Bellerive, Brianna (Ross) Miner, Kelsey (Corey) Babcock, Carley Camera, Charles Bosworth, and Lillian Bosworth; great-grandchildren, Holden, Emerson, Haydenne, Aria, Jameson, Kinsley, Cameron, and Austin; siblings, Leo (Melissa) Joyal, Theresa Guertin, Lucille (Robert) Farrell, Rachel (Joel) Ladyka, and her sister-in-law, Betty Joyal. 
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Joan Martel, and brothers, Paul and Willie Joyal. 
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation Church, Putnam, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery.
Donations: Continuum Care Hospice Foundation, 1350 Division Rd, Suite 205, W. Warwick, RI 02893; Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd St, 16th Fl, NY, NY 10017.


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