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Richard E. MonetteMay 10, 1932 ~ June 19, 2017 (age 85)
WINCHENDON - Richard E. Monette, 85, of 104 Ipswich Drive, died peacefully at his residence Monday, June 19, 2017.
He was born in Winchendon on May 10, 1932, son of the late Edgard and Hazel (McPhee) Monette and was a lifelong resident of Winchendon.
Dick worked for several years in the Town of Winchendon School system as head of maintenance until his retirement. He and his late wife Eunice formerly operated a mobile lunch service and also operated the former Corner Lunch and Variety in Waterville.
Dick proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Eugene M. Connor Post 193 American Legion. He enjoyed ice racing and snowmobiling in his younger years. He was a fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and NASCAR, enjoyed camping and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
His wife of 65 years, Eunice M. (Blake) Monette, died in 2015. He leaves two children, Allen K. Monette and his wife Robin of Ashburnham and Lisa J. Cosentino and her husband Daniel of Royalston; five grandchildren, Adam, Brian, Josef, Keith and Zachary; five great grandchildren, Adam, Rylee, Addison, Olivia and Aurora; three brothers, Robert E. Monette of Athol, Frederick Monette of Winchendon and Norman K. Monette of Winchendon and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Brian R. Monette, two brothers, Howard Monette and James Monette, and one sister, Eleanor Nadeau.
At the time of Eunice's death, Dick wished that calling hours, funeral services and burial be held for he and his wife together.
Memorial services for Dick and Eunice will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Calling hours in the funeral home are Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5 to 7 P.M. Members of Eugene M. Connor Post 193 American Legion will conduct military honors at 6:30 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to Murdock Athletic Department, care of Murdock Middle High School, 2 Memorial Drive, Winchendon, MA 01475..