William L. Tribou
William (Bill) L. Tribou passed away peacefully at New Britain Hospital with family by his side following an extended illness. He was born March 4th, 1926 at Quincy, MA son of Ralph E. Tribou and Norine (Rippel) Tribou, and after the passing of his mother, step-mother Agnes (Crouse) Tribou. He was the eldest of his other three siblings, sisters Elsie, Dorothy, and Phyllis who all predeceased him. He enlisted in the United States Navy following graduation from Braintree High School in 1944 and proudly served in the pacific during WWII. After the war he graduated with a civil engineering degree from Northeastern University in 1951 and married the girl-next-door, and love of his life Carol (Ripley) Tribou of Braintree, MA on April 27th, 1951. After briefly traveling to and living in Stockton, CA they returned east to settle in New Milford, CT and then to Burlington, CT where they raised their three children, then to Unionville and finally Farmington. Bill worked for the state of Connecticut department of transportation for over thirty-six years before retiring in 1989. In retirement Bill pursued his varied interests such as bicycling, walking, natural history, military history, and nature while traveling mainly throughout his beloved New England with Cape Cod by-far his favorite destination and respite. He especially loved to spend time with family and friends and always enjoyed a good joke. Bill was a member and Past-Master of Evening Star Masonic Lodge #101 in Unionville, CT. Bill is survived by his wife Carol of over 65 years, daughter Janet Weixeldorfer of Blue Springs, MO, son David Tribou and his wife Robin of Torrington, CT, son Douglas Tribou and his wife Linda of Rutherfordton, NC along with numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, great-great grandchild, nieces and nephews. A memorial service and celebration of life is planned to be held at a later date to be announced.
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