Woodstock – Donald L. Genest, Jr., 64, of Brickyard Rd, died Saturday , November 8, 2014, in Westview Rehabilitation Center. He is the loving husband of Susan (Joyal) Genest. Born in Putnam, he is the cherished son of Edward Bourdia, Sr. of Thompson and the late Pauline (Burdick) Bourdia.
Mr. Genest was a honorably discharged veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Army, where he received the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Bronze Star Medal.
Donald was united in marriage to Susan Joyal on July 24, 1976, at Sacred Heart Church in West Thompson.
Mr. Genest worked for several years as a truck driver for Jolley Concrete and was also a Constable for the Town of Woodstock.
He was an avid Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and NASCAR fan.
Donald is survived by his wife; a son Ryan Genest of Woodstock; a daughter Amy Genest of Woodstock; three brothers Leonard “Lenny” Genest of Putnam, James “Jimmy” Genest of Putnam and Edward Bourdia, Jr. of Thompson; five sisters Donna Drake of Etowah, NC and Theresa Chira of Hubert, NC, Mary Preston and Cora Grider, and Lorinda Radzik all of Thompson; and a granddaughter Alyssa Egan of Woodstock.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Donald’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November, 11, 2014, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. Burial services will be private. Memorial donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or through their website at www.dav.org. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.