1933 – 2013
Sarasota, FL –Joseph C. Langelier, 79, a loving husband and father, of Midlothian St., formerly of Floral Ave., N. Grosvenordale, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He was the loving husband of Barbara (Godzik) Langelier. Born in Putnam, on May 26, 1933, he was the son of the late Joseph S. and Jeannette (Duval) Langelier. Mr. Langelier was a graduate of Tourtellotte Memorial High School and the former Putnam Technical School.
Mr. Langelier was a veteran of the armed forces serving with the United States Army from 1955 until 1958.
Joseph was the owner operator of Langelier’s Garage in N. Grosvenordale for many years and served as the head bus mechanic for the Thompson Public School system where he serviced the fleet of buses with pride.
In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by his two sons Donald A. Morin and his wife Kathy, and John J. Langelier; a daughter Jennifer I. Langelier; a sister Carmen Charbonneau; three grandsons Christopher Morin, Michael Morin, and Kyle Morin.
He was a lifelong communicant of St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale, a devoted member and past Deputy Chief and President of the Community Fire Department in N. Grosvenordale. After his family, his passion was his service and dedication to the department volunteering for over 55 years. Joseph was also a member of the Knights of Columbus 2087 St. Bernard Council of N. Grosvenordale, a certified voting machine mechanic for the State of Connecticut for over 30 years, a sponsor for the Thompson Little League for many years, lifelong blood donor, and an avid auto racing fan, enjoying races at Thompson International Speedway driving the wrecker and ambulance.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Joseph’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 21, 2013 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A gathering will begin at 10:00 am in the funeral home on Friday, March 22, 2013, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations, may be made to the Community Fire Company, P.O. Box 874, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com