1952 – 2014
Putnam – Richard “Bear” W. Remillard, 61, of Bibeault St., died Sunday, June 22, 2014 in his home. He married Jacalyn (Chesser) Remillard on May 25, 1984 in Whipple’s Chapel. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Cyril and Rachael (Pacheco) Remillard.
Mr. Remillard was employed as a C.N.A. for Westview Nursing Home. He previously worked at Electric Boat as a pipe hanger, and a box maker for Johnson Corrugated. He was a member of the Men’s Auxiliary of the Putnam VFW 1325, the AARP, and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed playing “pitch” at the Putnam Elk’s for over 25 years.
In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his sons, Robert R. Remillard and his wife Angela of Stafford Springs, and Jesse R. Remillard of Putnam; his brothers, Maurice Remillard and his wife Phyllis , and Robert Remillard of Thompson; his grandchildren, Caleb Michael Remillard, and Trevor Richard Remillard; his nephew, Maurice; nieces, Tracy, Rachael, and Lisa. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Arthur Pacheco.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Richard’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, June 28, 2014 with a funeral service beginning at 7:00 pm in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. Memorial donations may be made in c/o Jacalyn Remillard for the care of Caleb & Trevor Remillard, 80 Bibeault St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.