PUTNAM — Leon “Bing” Gothreau, 91, of Fairmount St., died March 28, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester.
He was the husband of the late Claire L. (Petrin) Gothreau for 65 years.  They were married on Oct. 11, 1952, at St. Mary Church of the Visitation.
 Born in 1930 in Putnam, he was the son of the late Leon N. Gothreau Sr. and Edna (LaDoux) Gothreau.
Mr. Gothreau was a graduate of St. Mary School and went on to graduate from Putnam High School in 1948.
He was a member of the 1946 undefeated Putnam High School football team and part of its track team.
He served his country during the Korean war. He worked as a journeyman millwright carpenter for Rogers Corp. from 1964 to 1992. He enjoyed traveling.
He leaves his son, James Gothreau of Putnam; his daughter, Elaine Richmond (Clark) of Pomfret Center; his sister, Dolores Ziobrowski of Chandler, Ariz.; his grandchildren, Michele Norman, Clinton Richmond, Paisley Jaymes Gothreau, and Shai-Lin Gothreau; his great-grandchildren, Lorenzo Richmond, Luke Norman, Lydia Norman, and Francesca Richmond; and his daughter in-law, Ann-Marie Gothreau of Putnam.  
The Mass of Christian Burial was April 6 at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, Putnam, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery.
Donations: PAWS animal shelter, 240 Rt. 171. Woodstock, CT 06281.  Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St. Putnam.


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