1926 – 2014
Pomfret Center – Helen (Toper) Gaudreau, 87, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Westview Healthcare. She was the loving wife of the late Richard Gaudreau. Born in Rogers, CT, she was the daughter of the late John and Viola Toper.
Mrs. Gaudreau worked in various departments at Rogers Corp. for over 48 years retiring in 2003. She enjoyed gardening, reading, swimming in her pool, traveling throughout Europe, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and the United States, the UCONN Husky Girls basketball, cooking (especially homemade cheesecake,) crossword puzzles and hosting family affairs especially 4th of July picnics. She liked to read about Holistic Medicine before it was fashionable.
Helen is survived by her sons, Richard Gaudreau and his wife Debbie of Dayville, and Dr. David Gaudreau and his wife Billie Jean of Putnam; her daughters, Natalie Morey and her husband Jerry of Woodstock, and Renee Angelini and her husband Julius of Westbrook, CT; her brothers, John Toper of Attawaugan, and Richard Toper of Brooklyn; her sister Irene Koistinen of Windsor Locks, CT; and her grandchildren, Heather Robinson of Austin, TX, Adam Robinson of Mexico, Kaitlyn and Tyler Gaudreau of Putnam, Bryant Gaudreau of Omaha, NE, Scott Gaudreau of Dayville, and Ethan Angelini of Westbrook, CT. She was predeceased by her daughter, the late Donna Robinson who died in 1997.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Saint JosephChurch, 350 Hartford Pike, Dayville, CT06241. Burial will follow in HolyCrossCemetery, Danielson. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2075 Silas Deane Hwy, Ste 100, Rocky Hill, CT06067. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.