1922 – 2019
Quinebaug – Robert L. Cloutier, 96, of Quinebaug, died Monday afternoon at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of the late Marguerite M. (LaFlamme) Cloutier. Born in Webster, MA, he was the son of the late Lucien and Frances (Krysiak) Cloutier. Robert was a proud veteran of WWII serving with the United States Army 898th Aircraft Battalion for three and a half years without a furlough and received four bronze Battle Stars. He fought in the battles in Naples-Foggia, Italy, Rome-Arno, Italy, The Rhineland, and Central Europe.
Mr. Cloutier worked for many years as a steel worker at Worcester Wire.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 10088 in Quinebaug, he was on the board of directors at St. Stephen Church in Quinebaug, and a member of Quinnatisset Country Club. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing.
Robert is survived by his children, Robert M. Cloutier and his wife Karen of Thompson, Suzanne M. Logan of Thompson, Jennifer A. Doherty and her husband Joseph of Dudley, MA, Judith A. Grossman of Ft. Worth, TX, and Jaqueline M. Spahl and her husband David of Naples, FL; a brother Paul Cloutier of East Windsor, a sister Shirley Gabor of Webster, MA; and five grandchildren Emily, Katie, Allison, Hannah, and Colette.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday May 10, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. in St. Stephen Church, 130 Old Turnpike Rd., Quinebaug, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen Church, P.O. Box 897 N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.