1938 – 2014
N. Grosvenordale – Richard D. Santerre, Sr., 76, of Ravenelle Rd., died Friday, April 25, 2014 at home. He was the loving husband of Arline (Gatineau) Therrien Santerre. Born in Thompson, he was the son of the late Eugene and Alberta (Grenier) Santerre.
Mr. Santerre was a proud veteran serving with the United States Navy aboard the USS Boston and USS Wisconsin from 1956 until being honorably discharged in 1959 and worked for many years at the Rogers Corporation and previous to that at Baystate Abrasives.
Richard loved working outdoors and enjoyed hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking. He was an active member of St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale and will always be remembered for his generosity in helping anyone in need. Please kindly consider doing a good deed in his memory
Richard is survived by his wife of 15 years Arline A. Santerre; two sons Richard D. Santerre, Jr. of Putnam, and Charles E. Santerre of Danielson; three brothers Leon Santerre of Grosvenordale, Norbert “Metz” Santerre of Quinebaug, Maurice Santerre and his wife Arlene of N. Grosvenordale, ; a sister Irene Harvanek of Webster; a sister in law Mary Santerre of Grosvenordale; and four grandchildren Matthew Santerre, Dylan Santerre,, Maxwell Santerre and Rosalie Santerre; many dear nieces and nephews; and his dear friends Dan and Linda Sasur. He was predeceased by two brothers Rene Santerre and Gerard Santerre and two sisters Cecile Santerre and Theresa Auger.
Funeral services are private and have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.