Obits pg 8 1-2-20

A. ‘Del’ Dubreuil,
WWII vet
PUTNAM — Adelard Dubreuil, a lifetime resident of Putnam, died peacefully in his sleep Dec. 28, 2019, at the age of 100.
He was born Dec. 25, 1919, in Putnam to the late Alphonse and Angelina (LaBonte) Dubreuil.
Del served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945, landing on Omaha Beach in August 1944 during the Normandy invasion. He served in the 7th Army Armored Division, seeing combat in the Battle of the Bulge-Ardennes Alsace Lorraine Campaign to Belgium and Luxembourg while serving under General Patton, U.S. Army Third Armored Division. After his service, Del became a member of VFW Post #1523 and the American Legion Post #13 of Putnam.
Del attended St. Mary’s Elementary and Putnam Trade School. Del worked in the Putnam mills and enjoyed hunting, fishing, biking and swimming. He was a member of the Putnam Fish and Game Club.
He leaves nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Lena Lagace and Gloria Blevins, and brother Edward Dubreuil.  
The Service is at 11 a.m. Jan. 4 in Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, with burial with military honors at St. Mary Cemetery.  

Gary Allen Larrow,
Vietnam vet
BROOKLYN — Gary Allen Larrow, 68, of Brooklyn, died unexpectedly Dec. 24, 2019, at home. Born March 11, 1951, son of Albert and Charlotte (Durand) Larrow.
Gary was a decorated combat Vietnam Army veteran, who received a Purple Heart and Air Medal.
He also served eight years with the RI Air National Guard after being honorably discharged from the Army. He was a truck driver for almost 50 years, just like his father and grandfather.
He leaves his mother Charlotte E. Larrow of Danielson; his daughters Patricia (Matthew) George of Dayville, and Shannon Larrow of New London; his grandsons Sean George and Paul George of Dayville; his granddaughter Brianna Larrow of Putnam; his estranged wife Patricia A. Larrow of Putnam; his brothers Steven (Terri) Larrow of Brooklyn, Michael (Cheri) Larrow of Orlando, Ind., Kenneth (Phyllis) Larrow of Danielson, and Edward (Sue) Larrow of Pomfret; his sister Charlotte Larrow of Brooklyn; his companion Susan Strauss and her family of Brooklyn; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Gary was predeceased by his father Albert Larrow, his son Sean Allen Larrow; his co-pilot and Cav Brother Tom Suprok  
Visitation is from 4 to 7 Jan. 6 at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson. A Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Jan. 7 in St. James Church, Danielson, with burial with military honors at Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson.

Robert Hendrickson
SOUTHBRIDGE — Robert “Bob” J. Hendrickson, 60, of Southbridge, formerly of Woodstock, died Dec. 23, 2019, at home.
He was the husband of Maura (Mendonça) Hendrickson. He was born April, 5 1959, in Putnam, son of the late Theodore and Ruth (Austin) Hendrickson.
He was a CNC programmer /engineer for Whitcraft in Eastford. Bob was an avid cribbage player, enjoyed playing golf, loved gardening and traveling with his wife. He was a member of the Church of The Good Shepherd in Woodstock and served as a deacon.
He leaves his wife Maura; his son Jake Robert of Astoria, N.Y.; siblings Gary (Linda) of Woodstock, Gene (Leona) of Woodstock, Lynne of Woodstock, Wayne (Donna) of Thompson, Karen (David) of Woodstock, Cheryl (Bruce) of Woodstock; nieces and nephews.
The Celebration of Life was Dec. 28 at the Church of The Good Shepherd in Woodstock. Donations: Church of The Good Shepherd, PO Box 747, Woodstock, CT 06281. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Richard J. Blanchard
DANIELSON — Richard J. Blanchard, 63, of Danielson, died Dec. 25, 2019. Born June 10, 1956, in Woonsocket, R.I., Richard was a carpenter most of his life. He loved NASCAR, hunting, fishing and country music.
He leaves his children Vicki-Lynn Blanchard of Putnam, Christopher Blanchard of Danielson, Jonathan Lippard (Cynthia) of Barberton, Ohio, and Jessica Lippard of Danielson; his mother Ruth Lamoureux of Danielson; his siblings Ann Leclerc (Richard) of Dunedin, Fla., Kathy Combs (Ronald) of Danielson, Peter Lamoureux of Putnam; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews; his dog Shelby. He was predeceased by his siblings Michael, Sonny and Karen.  A Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 2 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Sr. Marie Ruth
Page, DHS
WINDHAM — Sr. Marie Ruth Page, DHS, 103, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit died Dec. 28, 2019, at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham.
Born on April 3, 1916, in Chicopee, Mass., Marie Ruth Exilda Page she was the daughter of the late Edouard and Amanda (Gelinas) Page. Sr. Marie Ruth entered religious life in 1934 in Putnam and made her religious profession at the Motherhouse in St. Brieuc, France on Sept. 2, 1937.  She was then known as Sr. Edouard de la Croix.
Sr. Marie Ruth was a teacher for more than 50 years having taught at St. Mary’s School, Jewett City; St. Cecilia School, Leominster, Mass.; St. Brendan School, New Haven; and Assumption School, Chicopee. More than 30 of those years were teaching the eighth grade.
In her retirement years, she served as sacristan at St. Joseph Guest House, New Haven, and did CCD work at St. Cecilia’s Parish in Leominster, and Assumption Parish, Chicopee.  In 2004 she moved to the Holy Spirit Provincial House and was admitted to the Healthcare Facility in 2012. She was one of the first sisters to form the new community at St. Joseph Living Center in 2016.
She leaves the Daughters of the Holy Spirit spiritual family – her sisters in community, the Consecrated Seculars and the Associates as well as two nieces, one nephew and many grand and great-grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, David Page and Raoul Page as well as her sisters, Gertrude Belanger, Rose Warwick, Florence Sampson and Viola Jerreld.
Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 2 at St. Joseph Church, Willimantic, with a prayer service at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Putnam at 2:30 p.m. Donations: DHS Retirement Fund, P. O. Box 497, Putnam, CT 06260.  Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Theresa L. Davis
DANIELSON — Theresa L. Davis, 90, of Danielson died Dec. 25, 2019, at Pierce Memorial Baptist Home in Brooklyn.
Born on March 12, 1929, in Killingly, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Rosanna (Renaud) DeVillez. She was the wife of Robert F. Davis, who died in 1969.
Theresa was a communicant of St. James Church in Danielson. She worked at Pryms as a packer for 45 years until it closed in 1990.
She leaves her sisters Lorraine Collins of Tolland, Nancy Bernier of Danielson, and Claire Sabourin of E. Killingly. She was predeceased by her brothers Leon DeVillez, Eugene DeVillez and Theodore DeVillez; her sisters Dora Petecki, Pauline Nichols, Mary Dixon, Florina Weaver, Alice Lafountaine and Ida Blair.
A Chapel Service was Dec. 31 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Danielson. Donations: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.

Eugene H. Gieda
DAYVILLE — Eugene H. Gieda, 70, of Dayville, died Dec. 26, 2019, at Hartford Hospital. Born Oct. 17, 1949, in Scranton, Penn, he was a son of the late Henry and Eleanor (Kozlowski) Gieda. He was the husband of Frederica (Melzar) Gieda.
Eugene was a security manager at Foxwoods Casino and he loved his job. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, salt and freshwater fishing.
He leaves his wife Frederica Gieda of Dayville; his sons Nicholas P. Gieda (Melissa) currently stationed in New Mexico, and Tristan H. Gieda of Haddam; his grandson Owen Gieda. He was predeceased by his brother.
The Funeral Service was Dec. 31 at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson. Donations: Frederica Gieda, 79 Ware Road, Dayville, CT 06241.

Eleanor Chobot
WEBSTER — Eleanor E. Chobot, 79, died Dec. 29, 2019.
Eleanor was born April 28, 1940, in Caribou, Maine, daughter of the late John and Rose (Parker) Wright. She worked for many years as the manager at the Woolworth’s lunch counter and greatly enjoyed working at the Polish Picnics at the Webster Fish and Game.  Eleanor also enjoyed crossword puzzles, and crocheting.
She leaves her husband of 32 years, John Chobot; two daughters: Connie Gibeault (Michael) of Brooklyn, and Tammy Morris (Matthew) of Glenside, Penn.; three grandchildren: Daniel Gibeault, Wyatt Gibeault and his fiancée Shannon Papuga, and Gage Gibeault; her twin great-grandchildren: Riley and Camden; she was predeceased by her brother Irving Estes.
Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster. Donations: Community Cat Connection, 289 Thompson Road Webster, MA 01570.


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