1941 – 2020
N. Grosvenordale – Rene Toutant, 78, of Blain Rd., died Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Janice (Baczanski) Toutant. Born in N. Grosvenordale, he was the son of the late Conrad and Alice (Spenard) Toutant.
Rene was a Veteran serving with the United States Army. He was an automotive specialist with Toutant’s Auto Body. He was a member of the Thompson Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus in North Grosvenordale. He enjoyed downhill skiing, sailing, and riding his Harley Davidson with his wife. He was a Jack of all Trades, a “Mr. Fix-It.”
In addition to his wife, Rene is survived by his sons, Rene J. Toutant of Coventry, and Craig D. Toutant and his wife Jaimee of Putnam; his brothers, Roland Toutant and his wife Helene of Woodstock; his sisters, Giselle Cornell of Thompson and Muriel Angelo and her husband Michael of Burlington; his grandchildren, Madison Toutant, Sean Toutant, and Morgan Toutant; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Catherine M. Toutant; his brothers, Raymond and Guy Toutant and his sister, Yolanda Toutant.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rene’s family from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020 in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.