Robert J. Garneau
ROCHESTER, N.H. – Robert J. Garneau, 84, of Rochester, N.H., passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Lyndonville, Vt., on October 5, 1932, to Adelard and Merilda (Croteau) Garneau. Robert served his country during the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He then spent many years working at the Portsmouth Navy Shipyard working on the railroad maintenance crew. Robert was also an active member of the American Legion Post 47 in Rollinsford, N.H. Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Helen (Michaud) Garneau and their children, daughter, Theresa Breton and husband Michael of Florida; and son, Gary Garneau and wife Jamie of Portsmouth. Robert is also survived by his sister, Paulette Mitchell of Rollinsford, as well as four grandchildren, Bradford Berube and wife Kerri, Matthew Berube and wife Sarah, Jordan Garneau and wife Belle, and David Garneau and wife Lindsey; along with five great grandchildren, Cameron, Joshua, Max, Waylon, and Layla. Robert was predeceased by his brothers, Marcel, Paul, Gerard and Maurice (Pete); as well as two sisters, Anita Michaud and Marlene Lapanne. The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Henry Sonneborn and Dr. Jeffrey Russell for all they did for Robert during this trying time. They also would like to express extreme gratitude to the very special nurse, Lisa, and nurses aide, Chelsea, they cannot thank you enough for all you did; and a thank you to all the other members of Wentworth Hospice for their kindness and dedication. SERVICES: Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Mass Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St Martin Church, 120 Maple St., Somersworth, N.H. 03878. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bernierfuneralhome.net . Care for the Garneau family has been entrusted to the Bernier Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please donate to: Wentworth Hospice, 9 Andrews Road, Somersworth, NH 03878.
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