Laurie (Perreault) Hall
STERLING — Laurie J. (Perreault) Hall, 57, died Sept. 19, 2020, at Hartford Hospital.
Laurie was born June 16, 1963, in Putnam, daughter of Irving and Dorothy (Thomas) Post. She lived in Sterling for more than 15 years, moving from Danielson.  Laurie thoroughly enjoyed crafts, in particular making jewelry. She especially enjoyed spending time with those she loved, her grandchildren most of all.
Laurie worked for the USPS in her younger years as a mail delivery person.  She sometimes worked in the Post Office itself.  Her last position was as a health care assistant to a disabled person.  Laurie had a big heart and always gave of herself.
She leaves her husband Thomas A. Hall; her son Jeremie Hall of Sterling and her three grandchildren:  Ethan Salony, Bryleigh Purcell, and Layla Hall; her sister, Lynn Krajewski; and her brother, Lee Post. She was predeceased by her daughter, Tabitha Hall and her dad, Irving Post.
A Celebration of Laurie’s Life will be announced at a later date.  Donations: The family to cover expenses (c/o Lynn L. Krajewski, 10 West Palmer St., Danielson, CT  06239); or to your favorite charity in Laurie’s name.

Kathleen L. Aubin
DANIELSON — Kathleen “Kathy” (Crandall) Aubin, wife of Dave Aubin, lost her battle with lung cancer Sept. 19, 2020. She was determined to pay her respects to her family for the loss of John Firlick (her brother in law and the man who officiated a family wedding in 2013); she stopped living shortly after.
She was born Kathleen Louise Crandall to the late John Crandall Sr. and Wanda (Pasternak) Crandall in Lackawanna, N.Y., on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 25, 1965.
She was their “Butterball.” Kathy was the youngest of five, Dianna (and late John Firlick) of Sterling, John Jr (Carol) of Plainfield, David (Lori) of Central Village and Steven Crandall of Moosup; nieces and nephews.
Kathy graduated from Plainfield High, also QVCC where she was certified as a vet assistant and UConn as a Master Gardner.
Kathy was originally married to the late Leo Aubin Jr. They were divorced in 1998. They had a son together-Mike Aubin.
Kathy loved being outdoors and working with everyone at Hart’s Greenhouses. She also spent almost 25 years working for Delta Rubber Company. Halloween was her favorite holiday, she loved decorating and dressing up to hand out candy.
She was well known for her little yellow 67 Volkswagen Beetle.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Kathy at 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at David’s residence to honor her love of Halloween.  
Feel free bring a bag of candy as this is something she would have loved.
Donations: Consider adopting an unwanted cat or dog as Kathy could never understand why people could just turn their backs on these helpless creatures. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Rene F. Gatineau
N. GROSVENORDALE — Rene F. Gatineau, 83, of Pompeo Rd., died Sept. 22, 2020, in Day Kimball Hospital.  
He was the husband of 61 years to Joanne (Smalarz) Gatineau.  
Born in 1937 in Putnam, he was the son of the late Eugene and Loretta (Poulin) Gatineau.
On May 16, 1959, at St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale, Rene was united in marriage to the former Joanne V. Smalarz.
Mr. Gatineau worked for Pratt & Whitney for 10 years and then was a tool and die maker for Ivanhoe Tool for 37 years until his retirement in 2003.
  He enjoyed gardening and fishing.  
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Bernard’s Council where he was a 4th Degree Knight.
In addition to his wife, Rene leaves a son, Peter Gatineau (Karen) of Biloxi, Miss.; a daughter, Melissa Notis (Paul) of Woodstock; a brother, Robert Gatineau of Killingly; and sisters, Arline Santerre of Rhode Island, Sandra Ward of Florida, and Linda Lannon of N. Grosvenordale; a daughter in-law Cynthia Gatineau of N. Grosvenordale; six grandchildren, Rebecca Gatineau, Peter Gatineau Jr., Kyle Notis, Christopher Gatineau, Jessica Gatineau, and Keira Notis; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Mark Gatineau.
The Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 in St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale.
Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale.


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