Robert A. Menoche
1945 – 2010
Thompson – Robert A. Menoche, 64 of Island View Dr. died Friday April 30, 2010 in Worcester. He was the loving husband of Pauline (Lepire) Menoche for 44 years. Born in Putnam, Ct, he was the son of the late Albert & Bernice Gilbert Menoche.
Mr. Menoche attended St. Joseph School and Ellis Tech before entering the Navy. He was a Vietnam Navy Veteran serving two tours of duty. He then worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for the Brooklyn Correctional Institution from 1973 to 1993 and then for the Webster Housing Authority until his retirement in 2008. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 67. An avid golfer, he ran the American Legion Golf League and played in the Thompson Lions Club Golf league for many years. He was a jack-of-all-trades able to fix just about anything. He enjoyed boating, living in his lakeside home and spending time with his family and many friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Ladonna Pease and her husband Jonathan of Putnam, and Dawn Poirier and her husband William of Thompson; his sister Joanne Rawson of Florida and five grandchildren, Shelbie Greene, Jaylin Greene, Halie Poirier, Abigail Poirier and Mason Pease.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit with Bob’s family on Monday May 3, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Tuesday May 4, 2010 in the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Joseph’s Church. Burial with Military Honors in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be to the American Legion Scholarship Fund, PO Box 909, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255