1937 – 2020
N. Grosvenordale – Rene F. Gatineau, 83, of Pompeo Rd., died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of 61 years to Joanne (Smalarz) Gatineau. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Eugene and Loretta (Poulin) Gatineau.
On May 16, 1959 at St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale, Rene was united in marriage to the former Joanne V. Smalarz.
Mr. Gatineau worked for Pratt & Whitney for 10 years and then was a tool and die maker for Ivanhoe Tool for 37 years until his retirement in 2003. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Bernard’s Council where he was a 4th Degree Knight.
In addition to his wife, Rene is survived by a son, Peter Gatineau and his wife Karen of Biloxi, MS; a daughter, Melissa Notis and her husband Paul of Woodstock; a brother, Robert Gatineau of Killingly; and sisters, Arline Santerre of RI, Sandra Ward of FL, and Linda Lannon of N. Grosvenordale; a daughter in-law Cynthia Gatineau of N. Grosvenordale; six grandchildren, Rebecca Gatineau, Peter Gatineau, Jr., Kyle Notis, Christopher Gatineau, Jessica Gatineau, and Keira Notis; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Mark Gatineau.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT, on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. For memorial guestbook please visit www. GilmanAndValade.com.