Putnam – Joseph A.J. Lefebvre, 76, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was born on April 7, 1938 in West Warwick, R.I. to Louis and Rose (Lamoureux) Lefebvre.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Ann-Marie Gothreau of Woodstock, and his son, Bryant M. Lefebvre and his wife Amy of Lakeville, MA; his granddaughters, Paisley Gothreau, and Shai-Lin Gothreau; his best friend and companion, Judy Baer; his brothers, Robert Lefebvre, Gerard Lefebvre and his wife Claudette, Paul Lefebvre and his wife JoAnne, and George Lefebvre and his wife Diane; his sisters in-law, Anne Deotte, and Delores Raggazino; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Janice (Deotte) Lefebvre; his brother in-law, Armand Deotte; and a sister in-law, Joyce Lefebvre.
Joe was employed for many years at the former City Beverage of Putnam, CT as a truck driver, and later the warehouse manager. Before retiring, he was employed at Steak-Um in Killingly, CT as a forklift operator. In addition, he owned and operated Wellington Curtain with his wife for many years. Joe enjoyed traveling and staying active by going to the gym, bicycle riding, and walking. He always loved to have a project going and took great pride in the perfect upkeep of his yard and home. Above all, Joe loved spending time with his family and was a loving father and grandfather.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Joe’s family from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 20, 2014 with a funeral service at 1:00 pm in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or Day Kimball Hospital/Oncology Dept., P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.