1958 – 2017
Putnam – Tina Marie (Plaga) Gendreau, 58, of Sunset Avenue, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at home. She was the beloved wife of Leo P. Gendreau for 24 years. Born in Putnam, CT, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lucille (Lucier) Plaga.
For many years, Tina worked as an inspector for Dimension Polyant in Putnam. She also worked for the Rectory School and most recently, enjoyed time at home taking care of her family. Tina liked gardening, cooking and playing with her two beagles, Tucker and Prince. She mostly loved spending time with her family and cherished every moment with her grandsons.
In addition to her husband Leo, Tina is survived by her daughter, Laura Krause and her husband Michael of Brooklyn, her stepson, David Gendreau and his wife Alyssa of Stafford Springs, her step-daughter, Heather Speer and her husband Patrick of Danielson, her brother, John Plaga of Putnam, her sister, Cynthia Martin and her husband Paul of Pomfret, her two grandsons, Tyler Krause and Garret Speer, her niece, Michelle Baranski and her husband John, and her nephew, Nathan Baranski.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Tina’s family from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, January 27, 2017 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam. The funeral will assemble on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam, CT. Memorial Donations may be made to the ASPCA, 424 East 92nd St., New York, NY 10128. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.