1928 – 2016
Putnam – Marcel R. Beauregard, 88, of Richmond Rd., died Thursday, November 3, 2016 in Matulaitis Nursing Home of Putnam, following a recent decline in health. He is survived by his loving wife Gloria (Lavallee) Beauregard, whom he married on January 21, 1950 at Sacred Heart Church in Webster, MA. He was pre-deceased by his father Zoel Beauregard, mother Alma (Houle) Beauregard, daughter Susan Klaucke and sister Claire Beauregard.
At the age of 17 Marcel became the owner and operator of Beauregard Furniture and Appliances located in North Grosvenordale. He ran the store from 1946 until its closing in 1982. He then spent several years as a machinist at Kaman Aerospace in Moosup, CT.
Marcel’s true passion was spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving husband that would go out of his way to help his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The love that he shared for his family will always be present.
Marcel was an active community member, which included being a 63-year Charter Member of the Thompson Lions Club where he served as one of its early “King Lions”. He also was a life time member of the Elks Post #574 and a member of the Knights of Columbus of Putnam Cargill Council. He shared his love of singing as a long-time member of the St. Joseph Choir and served on the Community Fire Department. Marcel and Gloria enjoyed volunteering at Day Kimball Hospital, which Marcel did for 21 years.
In his early years Marcel held a private pilot license and later enjoyed attending Air Shows throughout the country. He and his wife Gloria along with their children were avid campers. Marcel prided himself with keeping apprised of all current events and was always willing to start a conversation about the latest news.
In addition to his loving wife Gloria, Marcel is survived by his daughters Vivian Cardinal of Plympton, MA, Pauline DeLuca of Apex, NC, Anne Briere and her husband Ron of Raleigh, NC, Diane St. Onge and companion Phil Green of Wells, ME and sons Roger Beauregard and wife Lucie of Grafton, MA and Robert Beauregard of Kissimmee, FL.
Marcel was also blessed with 12 grandchildren: Jason, Daniel, Christian, Jonathan, Angela, Sara, Mathieu, Thomas, Christina, Michael, Kevin and David. He also leaves 10 great-grandchildren: Ian, Zachary, Greta, Zoelle, Alexander, Parker, Dominic, Brayden, Addison and Arlo.
Friends and family are invited to visit with Marcel’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., North Grosvenor Dale, CT. A gathering will begin in the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of N.E.C.T, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260, St. Joseph Church, P.O. Box 897, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255, or to Matulaitis Nursing Home, 10 Thurber Rd., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.