Born in North Grosvenordale, he was the son of the late Ernest and Dora (Martin) Gendreau, he was a life long North Grosvenordale resident. He worked in the maintenance department of Dimension Polyant Sailcloth of Putnam for 8 years before retiring in 1991. He had also worked as a machine operator for 28 years at Putnam Herzl. He was talented at repairing small engines and enjoyed fixing them for family & friends.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his beloved children, Leo Paul Gendreau and Susan E. Gendreau of Putnam, Irene F. Rice of North Grosvenordale, Jacqueline J. Gendreau of Wauregan and Deborah J. Gagne of Dayville; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
His funeral will be held 9am Tuesday, January 31 from the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, North Grosvenordale with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St Joseph’s Church., 20 Main Street, North Grosvenordale. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 235 West Town St., Norwich, CT 06360