1945 – 2012
Putnam – Roger L. Guertin, 67, of Sabin St., died Friday, August 17, 2012, in St. Francis Hospital. He was the loving husband of Michelle (Liguz) Guertin. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Adelard and Rosa (Ethier) Guertin.
Mr. Guertin owned and operated Rogers Place for ten years. After selling the restaurant, he went to work for Matulaitis Nursing Home. He served on the Putnam Fire Department and was a life member of the Putnam Elks. He enjoyed riding his Harley, playing cards with the boys at the Elks, wood working and golfing. He was an avid New York Yankee’s and New York Giants fan.
In addition to his wife, Roger is survived by his son, Brian Guertin of Putnam, his daughter Heather Hryzan and her husband William of Pomfret Ctr.; his sister in-law Theresa Guertin of Putnam and several nieces and nephews. Roger was predeceased by his brother, the late Jean Guertin.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Roger’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 19, 2012 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St. Putnam, CT. A gathering will begin at 9:00a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012 in the funeral home followed by a graveside service at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rogers name to the Putnam Fire Department, 189 Church Street, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.