Henry O. Turenne
Putnam- Henry O. Turenne, 92 formerly of Harrison St. died Friday March 6, 2009 in Danielson. He was the loving husband of the late Florence (Lariviere) Turenne. They were married on September 2, 1939. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Armand and Anna (Breault) Turenne. He lived in Putnam most of his life.
Henry attended St. Mary School before serving in the US Navy during World War II where he trained carrier pigeons to send messages during wartime. He was a master mechanic at many area garages. He was always in great demand. In later years, he took up woodworking and made many beautiful clocks, tables and hutches. Until three years ago, he was still changing his own oil, and puttering around his workshop. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church of the Visitation, He enjoyed life to the fullest camping and spending time with his family.
Henry is survived by a son, Henry “Hank” Turenne and his wife Jana of Putnam; a daughter Irene Loftus and her fiancé Ron Thompson of Sand Creek, WI; 2 brothers, Normand Turenne of Putnam and Theodore Turenne of Canandaigua, NY, five grandchildren, Michael Turenne and his wife Alison, Jerry Loftus and his wife Becky, Gary Turenne and his fiancé Lisa, Lisa Lingren and her husband Pat, and Brian Loftus and his wife Julie and eight great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Antoinette Carpenter, Theresa Robillard, Aline Robert, Jeanne Currier and Donat Turenne and father-in-law to the late Larry Loftus.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Henry’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 11, 2009 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.