WINCHENDON – Ernest J. Coderre, 82, of 29 Joslin Road, died Tuesday afternoon, November 3, 2020 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.
He was born in Winchendon on November 10, 1937, son of the late Ernest P. and Florence (St. Pierre) Coderre and was a lifelong Winchendon resident.
Ernie had served as a member of the United States Navy Reserves, serving on the USS Sherman. He was a self-employed truck driver for many years and had also worked for Van Dyke Construction. In earlier years, he worked as a volunteer firefighter and member of the police force. He known as a jack of all trades.
Ernie enjoyed traveling and made many trips to Disney World. He was a member of the American Legion in Jaffrey, VFW of Jaffrey, Turnpike Rod and Gun Club and Winchendon Rod and Gun Club. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family.
His wife, Patricia E. (Hanson) Coderre, died in 2009. He leaves three children, Ernest J. Coderre Jr and his wife Maryann of Jaffrey, Kathleen F. Forrest of Winchendon and Suzanne M. Roberts of Winchendon; seven grandchildren, Shaunna Mason, Lindsay Grant, Edward Roberts, Matthew Roberts, Jason Roberts, Joshua LeBlanc and Loran Coderre; nine great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A son, Edward J. Coderre, and two sisters, Marie Hill and Evelyn Morlock, predeceased him.
Private graveside services will be held in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Winchendon Fire Department, 405 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.