Henry J. Nadeau, 97, passed away on February 17, 2021. Henry was the widower of Eugenia (Marchut) Nadeau. Living in East Hartford CT, they shared 66 years of marriage together.
Born in Chicopee Massachusetts, he was the son of Arthur and Flora (LeBlanc) Nadeau. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served in Germany, France, and Belgium during World War II.
Henry worked as a machinist with Cushman Chuck Industries, Kaman Aircraft, and retired from United Technologies in 1988. He was an active member and usher for St. Christopher Church in East Hartford. After retirement, he helped raise his three grandchildren and became an important part of their lives. He also volunteered at Riverside Health and Rehab activities department and faithfully led weekly Rosary services for over 20 years. In 2014, after the passing of his beloved wife , Henry moved to Brandywine Living in Litchfield to stay closer to his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Gary Nadeau of Reno Nevada, and daughter Julie Troy of Litchfield CT. He is leaving; a granddaughter Sheena Nadeau, Matthew Levine, and great-grandson Caleb Levine in San Diego California, granddaughter Alanna Nadeau, Robert DeVencenzi, and great granddaughter
Alaria DeVencenzi of Reno Nevada. His three grandchildren of Litchfield CT Jessica Troy, Whitney Troy, and Anthony Troy, and great-grandson Brad Wheeler will have many happy memories of Papa! He also leaves his sister Corinne Maston and brother Robert Nadeau of California and many nieces and nephews scattered over Connecticut and California.
Friends and family may call on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 9:30 – 10:30am at Thurston Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Rd, Litchfield CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 49 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Burial will follow in Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford, Connecticut.
You will be able to watch the Mass virtually on zoom using the meeting ID number
443 509 6326
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Litchfield Brandywine staff fund and Riverside Health and Rehab Activities.
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