1948 – 2017
Putnam – Francis R. Gregoire, 69, of Underwood Rd., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Susan (Deslauriers) Gregoire for 41 years. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Leodore and Lillian (Bonneville) Gregoire.
Francis worked as a fiberglass supervisor for Repco in Ivoryton, CT, previously working for Danco Manufacturing in Putnam. Francis was a proud and active member of the Putnam Lions Club. He served as president and went on to represent the club on the state level as District Governor 23C for the 2000-2001 year. He served on the board of directors for Putnam Ambulance, also serving on the Putnam Water & Sewer Commission. He loved to hunt & fish.
In addition to his wife Susan, Francis is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Gregoire of Ashford; and his grandchildren, Mellissa Garner of Killen, AL, Elizabeth Garner of Ashford, and Aurora Paradis of Moosup. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Paul Gregoire.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Francis’ family from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam with his Funeral Service held at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation, 40 Temple St. #1B, New Haven, CT 06510. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.