1930 – 2021
Putnam – Leon “Bing” Gothreau, 91, of Fairmount St., passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, MA. He was the loving husband of the late Claire L. (Petrin) Gothreau for 65 years. They were married on October 11, 1952 at Saint Mary Church of the Visitation. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Leon N. Gothreau, Sr. and Edna (LaDoux) Gothreau.
Mr. Gothreau was a graduate of St. Mary School and went on to graduate from Putnam High School in 1948. He was a member of the 1946 “undefeated” Putnam High School football team and part of their track team. He served his country during the Korean War. He worked as a journeyman millwright carpenter for Rogers Corp. from 1964 to 1992. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.
Leon is survived by his son, James Gothreau of Putnam; his daughter, Elaine Richmond and her husband Clark of Pomfret Center; his sister, Dolores Ziobrowski of Chandler, AZ; his grandchildren, Michele Norman, Clinton Richmond, Paisley Jaymes Gothreau, and Shai-Lin Gothreau; his great-grandchildren, Lorenzo Richmond, Luke Norman, Lydia Norman, and Francesca Richmond; and his daughter in-law, Ann-Marie Gothreau of Putnam.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Leon’s family from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St. Putnam, CT followed by a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT Burial in Saint Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to PAWS animal shelter, 240 Route 171., Woodstock, CT 06281. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.