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Joseph A. L'EtoileMay 12, 1926 ~ November 5, 2016 (age 90)
WINCHENDON - Joseph A. L'Etoile, 90, of 101 Highland Street, died Saturday morning, November 5, 2016 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester.
He was born in Winchendon on May 12, 1926, son of the late Joseph O. and Jean B. (Taylor) L'Etoile and was a lifelong resident of Winchendon. He was a 1944 graduate of Murdock High School.
Following high school graduation, Mr. L'Etoile proudly served in the United States Navy during World War Two. He was discharged in 1946.
He was in the construction business, J.O. L'Etoile and Sons for 30 years and then went to work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts DOT for 20 years. He was a very much loved man and a great story teller. He was a member of Eugene M. Connor Post 193 American Legion, a life member of Lt. Frederick Wilder White Post 2158 VFW, both of Winchendon and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Baldwinville.
He leaves his wife of 68 years, Mary C. (McNamara) L'Etoile; a son, Michael E. L'Etoile of Winchendon; a daughter Jane N. Pineo and her husband Philip of Gardner; a son Joseph J. L'Etoile of Winchendon as well as 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Three sisters, Doris, Marjorie and Lillian L'Eoile, preceded him in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1 Forest Street, Baldwinville. Burial, with military honors, will follow at 12 Noon in Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Tribute Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.