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Armand J. Latraverse Jr

Posted By Bill On August 28, 2017 @ 11:18 am In Obituaries | 19 Comments

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1943 – 2017
Armand J. Latraverse Jr, 74, of Dayville, CT died unexpectedly August 26, 2017 at Yale New Haven hospital after a brief illness. Survived by his wife, Lois A. (Fournier) Latraverse of 52 years, two daughters, Lisa Suchy, her husband Greg who he considered his son, formerly of Willington, and Tina Haesche, her husband Richard of Chaplin, CT, and four adored grandchildren, Ryan and Renee Suchy and Lucy and Zoe Haesche, who knew him as Poppy.

Born in Woonsocket, RI Armand was the son of the late, Armand Sr. and Lillian (Deslauriers) Latraverse. Raised in Uxbridge MA, he graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Milford Ma and went onto East Coast Aero Tech, Bedford MA to further his love of airplanes. Armand was employed for 39 years at Pratt & Whitney working in a variety of capacities in the Experimental Assembly Lab and retiring from the Instrumental Lab in 2002. His extensive experience and attention to fine details extended his employment for another 3 years part time at Pratt & Whitney and he fully retired in 2005.

Armand raised his family in Enfield, CT for 26 years coaching his daughters in sports and making lifetime friends. In planning for retirement, Lois and Armand bought a home on beautiful Lake Alexander in Dayville where they have lived for the past 24 years. Armand travelled after retirement enjoying the company of his immediate and extended family on adventures in Europe, Canada, Costa Rica and many beautiful places within this country. He loved his boats (sailing first and then pontoon), fishing, and enjoying lake activities with his children and grandchildren. He was a gardener, avid cook, tool man, fixer of all things, and engineer at heart. He was a lifetime lover of learning, always listening to a new book, trying new hobbies including panning for gold, teaching his girls to fish, golf, tennis and, in retirement, photography.

Armand was a quiet, strong, positive presence in his family’s life and will be missed by all who knew him. We know his journey will continue and we hope he will guide us here in ours as well until we meet him again.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Armand’s Family on Thursday August 31, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam, CT followed by his Funeral Service at 12:00 noon in the funeral home. Memorial Donations may be made to Day Kimball Hospital Oncology Department, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For Memorial Guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com

Condolences for the family of “Armand J. Latraverse Jr”

Condolence from Linda Lemieux Bouley on August 28th, 2017 12:09 pm

Dear Lois, Lisa & Tina,

Words are hard to find at a time like this…you’ve lost your loving husband & father. The memory of Armand in your lives will always hold a special place in your hearts filled with moments of joy, laughter, support in trying times and much more…the whole gamut of what a life well-lived brings.

I send my sincere condolences, prayers and love to you and to the entire extended Latraverse family,

Cousin Linda

Condolence from Lil Baszner Cathey on August 28th, 2017 2:16 pm

Dear cousin Lois and family.
I am so sorry for your loss. It has been too long since we were altogether….I remember Armand fondly.
I pray that all the wonderful memories of him will sustain you during these now , sorrowful days.
May Armand rest in peace as God’s good and faithful servant.
Sending love from New Jersey,
Lil Baszner Cathey

Condolence from Marcia. and Jeff Hardell on August 28th, 2017 5:14 pm

Armand will be missed. What a wonderful man. Words don’t say what is in our hearts I am praying for you love from the Hardell family

Condolence from Earl and Pam McWilliams on August 28th, 2017 6:14 pm

Lois and family

So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in all the happy memories you shared.

Condolence from Ann Marie on August 28th, 2017 6:54 pm

Uncle Armand was like a father to me, always there when I needed him with his quiet strength. I remember being a kid and having such a crush on him, mostly because he talked to me like I was an equal, not just a little kid. He always swam with us in the pool and he taught me, persistently, how to hold my breath under water!!! I use to get mad at him for that sometimes! But mostly, throughout my life, he was someone who encouraged me to always be my best and was proud of me for whatever I did. My life was so much better for knowing him. Love you always Uncle Armand❤️❤️❤️

Condolence from Dorothy Fournier on August 28th, 2017 7:58 pm

Lois and loving family, I am o sorry for your loss. Armand was always so dear to me and my family. He really was family and we loved him and are really going to miss him.
For my children he was always there. My children know what Lisa and Tina feel.
We are all here for you.
I know you are strong. You will get threw this very sad time as I did. Not easy.
Love you all

Condolence from The Keenan’s on August 28th, 2017 8:25 pm

We are so sorry to hear of your loss Lois. My God be by your side to love and guide you during this difficult time. Our family will be praying for you and yours.
Our deepest condolences,
The Keenan’s
Sean, Diana, Gage and Chase

Condolence from Sue Parker and Cel Ladda on August 28th, 2017 8:57 pm

Lois and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May you be blessed with beautiful memories and comforted by friends and family as you continue your journey. Lots of love, Sue Parker and Cel Ladda

Condolence from Michael Clukey on August 29th, 2017 5:40 am

Armand was a great neighbor for twenty years on Oxford Dr. We had some awesome parties and holiday celebrations while we lived there. He was always there to help and fix everything. A wonderful man and friend.
God Bless his family!
Mary Ann & Mike Clukey

Condolence from Jim Garcia on August 29th, 2017 1:24 pm

Our hearts go out to Lois, Lisa, Tina and family in your time of sorrow. We are deeply saddened by your loss. In such moments, the words would be superfluous.

Armand touched everyone’s heart in his special way. He truly cared and loved his family. I and my children, Lisa, Scott, were so blessed to have known Armand. I will never forget playing cards on Friday nights and the neighborhood families going to East Matunuck for summer vacation. Watching our daughters playing basketball and softball. Telling each other that they were growing too fast and wish they would slow down. Armand will be missed. Words cannot describe what we are feeling.
The loss of someone dear to us is never easy, but may you take comfort in the fact that you are surrounded by people that love and care for you, if there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

“Memories are the treasures that we lock deep within the storehouse of our souls.” – Becky Aligada

Love Always,
Jim, Lisa and Scott Garcia

Condolence from Jim & Helen LaCombe on August 29th, 2017 2:57 pm

Our deepest condolences to Lois, Lisa, Tina & their families.

As seen in the other tributes to Armand he was many things to many people but his kindness and compassion for others was always evident. To us, he was a neighbor for some 17 years but a friend ever since we met him. He was a kind and gentle soul who loved his family and enjoyed his many pastimes. RIP, Armand! Your journey was travelled with the respect and admiration of all that you met on the pathway.

Condolence from John LaBelle on August 29th, 2017 11:07 pm

Lois and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow. Armand was a very kind, thoughtful and gentle person and we always enjoyed conversations with him as he walked by our house. We will miss him. We pray that God will bless him and help you through this most difficult of time.
John and Jan LaBelle

Condolence from Kevin Cassella on August 30th, 2017 9:09 am

My sincere condolences for your loss. Armand was a wonderful person. I will cherish the memories of the many stimulating conversations he and I shared over the years both at Pratt and Whitney and by phone after his retirement. He and I were kindred spirits in many ways and realized that shortly after meeting, always interested in knowing some new thing and chewing over the events that whirled around us.

I will miss him.

Condolence from Mark Valentino, Citizens Bank Corporate Banking on August 30th, 2017 10:02 am

Lisa, Greg and Latraverse Family,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss of you “Poppy”. I pray thay Armand’s memory and legacy lives on with his children and grandchildren. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Joanne Kisby on August 30th, 2017 7:42 pm

Dear Lois, Los and Tina, I was so sorry to hear of Armand’s passing. He has now gone home and is at peace.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers
especially as you go through this difficult time.
As time passes, may all of your wonderful memories bring you comfort.
With love and deepest sympathy. Joanne

Condolence from Patricia Welch on August 30th, 2017 9:25 pm

Lois and Family,
My deepest condolences to you all. It was such a tight group of neighbors all those years ago in Enfield; I have nothing but good memories.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers, as is Armand. God bless you all.

Condolence from Michael K. Welch on August 31st, 2017 2:46 pm

Dearest Lois and Family; Armand was an important Male Role Model to me in my teenage years. As Neighbors in that close knit community we had in Enfield, I was able to see the Men of that community and follow their example. Kind of out of place in Todays’ World. I remember Armand Latraverse. Love to You All, Michael

Condolence from Lucille Kaczor on August 31st, 2017 9:44 pm

Lois, my sincere condolence, my thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Condolence from Linda Frye on September 3rd, 2017 8:53 pm

Tina –

Dan and I are so very sorry for your loss. You, your beloved daughters and entire family have been in our thoughts these past few days. We send our love and deepest sympathy.

Linda Frye

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