1934 – 2017
Quinebaug – Norbert “Metz” Santerre, 82, of Quinebaug Rd., died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in UMass Memorial Hospital. Born in Thompson, CT, he was the son of the late Eugene and Alberta (Grenier) Santerre.
Mr. Santerre worked for the Town of Thompson for many years in the highway department in the roles as foreman, equipment and landfill operator. Metz also enjoyed working at both the Nichols Golf Course and the Thompson Raceway and Golf Course for numerous years.
Metz was an avid fan of car racing. Playing softball in his younger years, he also enjoyed watching the Red Sox & the Patriots. Other hobbies included fishing, camping, car shows, meeting the guys at the coffee shop and most of all his two grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Mark Santerre and his wife Maria of N. Grosvenordale; two brothers Leon Santerre and Maurice Santerre both of N. Grosvenordale; a sister Irene Harvanek of Webster; two granddaughters Amanda Santerre of Worcester, MA and Lauren Santerre of N. Grosvenordale and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers Rene Santerre, Richard Santerre, and Gerry Santerre and two sisters Cecile Santerre and Theresa Auger.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Norbert’s family from 4:00 to 7:00pm on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. A gathering will begin in the funeral home Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 18 E. Main St., Webster, MA 01570.
Memorial donations in Norbert’s memory may be made to Fresenius Kidney Care Freedom Center of Worcester, 1 Innovation Dr., Suite 100, Worcester, MA 01605. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.