Putnam– Sam Vincent Dauphinais, 23 passed away unexpectedly in his home, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Sam was born in Putnam, CT – on January 31st, 1993 – on Super Bowl Sunday. He was employed at Kochek Co., Inc., in Putnam. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, and was fortunate enough to watch his favorite player, Bret Favre have his number retired at Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, together with his childhood and life-long friend, Brandon Winter.
Sam loved razzing his dad about football, as his father is a huge NE Patriots fan. Aside from football, Sammy liked the Boston Red Sox & Celtics. He enjoyed the outdoors, from the mountains to his shared love of the ocean with his mom, Lisa, and any related activities; his favorite among those, was playing Frisbee golf with his brother Josh, and cousins Shane Davis of Pomfret and Jesse Davis of Dayville and his buddy Steve McMillan, of Dayville and many more.
As much as Sam enjoyed sports and outdoor activities, what he treasured most, was time spent with his two-year-old son Oliver, and his Grandfather/Best-Friend “Bob” Robert Leclair, of Putnam.
Though Sam’s physical heart may have needed some medical assistance, it needed no help in the outpouring of love; Sam touched the hearts of those he knew, and will be missed greatly and remembered fondly among them all. Sam’s legacy will live on through his gift of organ donation.
In addition, he leaves behind his mother Lisa Trottier, of Putnam, his father Neil Vincent Dauphinais and Karen Bush, of Putnam, his son Oliver Vincent Dauphinais and Oliver’s mother Jackie Chase, of Danielson, his brothers Joshua Morse of Putnam, Ryan Dauphinais and Corey Cyr, of Putnam, his Grandmothers Leonie Dauphinais, of Putnam and Elaine LaBarge, and her husband Kevin of Southbridge, MA, Great-Grandparents Jean and Robert Trottier of Whitinsville, MA, Uncles Brian Murray, of Cumberland, RI, Oscar “Billy” Murray, of West Newton, MA, Mark Dauphinais, of Greenfield, MA and Tony Dauphinais, of North Hampton, MA, and cousin “auntie” Jenny Szruba, of Putnam, as well as many other cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends, too abundant to list individually.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with Sam’s family on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM in The Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam followed by a service in the funeral home at 12:30PM. Interment to follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Providence St., Putnam and reception afterwards, at the Knights of Columbus, on Providence St., in Putnam. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sam’s GoFundMe page, set up by his good friend Justin Mayo, at (link): https://www.gofundme.com/ujywc7zg (or at GoFundMe.com – under ‘Help with Sam’s Expenses’) Proceeds will be used to cover services expenses, and any remaining funds will be used to create a fund for Sam’s son Oliver. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com