1930 – 2016
Putnam – Alfred E. Tellier, 86, of Church St., passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Mathilda Yvonne (Couture) Tellier for 50 years. Born in Willimantic, CT, he was the son of the late Conrad and Sophia (Beaulieu) Tellier.
Mr. Tellier was a Radioman, trained at Fort Monmouth, NJ with the United States Army serving during the Korean War until his discharge in 1953 where he then entered the Army Reserves until 1958. He was a supervisor for Belding Corticelli in the Nymo Department for twenty-five years. He also worked for Anglo Fabric in Webster, and The Hyde School. He was a member of the VFW in Putnam and the American Legion in North Grosvenordale and enjoyed playing pool, reading and playing cards. Alfred had a sense of humor until the end.
In addition to his wife Mathilda, Alfred is survived by his sons, Alfred Tellier of Clover, SC, Leonard Tellier of Thompson, and Bruce Tellier of Thompson; his daughters, Debralee Gardner of North Grosvenordale, and Suzanne Lindley of Thompson; seven grandchildren; and one great grandson.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Alfred’s family from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church Street, Putnam, CT. Burial with Military Honors will take place in Saint Mary Cemetery, 230 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of N.E.C.T. P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.