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William E. Gendreau

Died: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
Location: Bartel Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
Location: St. Stephen's Church

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William E. Gendreau, 59, of Quinebaug, CT died Friday, February 8, 2019 at Backus Hospital of Norwich, CT.  after a battle with cancer. William was born September 26, 1959 in Southbridge, MA. He is the son of Henry "Pete" and the late Shirley (Talbot) Gendreau.


He is survived by his wife of 36 years,Justine (Bodreau) Gendreau, one daughter: Ashley Gendreau of Quinebaug, CT and one son: Ryan Gendreau and his wife Lucy of Danielson, CT; his father Henry "Pete" Gendreau; of Southbridge, one sister: Cheryl Gendreau of Auburn, MA;  Several nieces and nephews. His brothers and sisters in the Fire Service . Predeceased by his brother, Donald Gendreau.

William graduated from Bay Path High School. He worked several years in the printing ink business. Most recently worked for Auto Zone in Webster as a Commercial Sales Manager.

Willie devoted 41 years to the Quinebaug Vol Fire Dept. as Captain. He proudly served as Lieutenant with the Webster Fire Rescue and formerly with Southbridge Fire Dept. where he began his career in Fire Service.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, February 14 at St. Stephens Church, Corners of Route 197 & 131, in Quinebaug, CT.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, February 13 from 4 to 8 PM at Bartel Funeral Home, 33 Schofield Avenue, Dudley, MA.www.bartelfuneralhome.com

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Al and Marian
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Justine sending prayers to all of you, there are no words of comfort for you at this time. I pray God will be with you. Will see you Wednesday afternoon..hugs my dear

Dino Barbara
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
My deepest condolences 💔 he was a great man ❤️ Husband and Dad and a friend to many.May your heart and soul find peace and comfort 😭

Bill and Darlene Lavigne
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our grandson, Grant, will always remember his kindness. The day Bill gave him a license plate of the fire department, for his battery operated 4 wheeler. He was so excited. Bill made him feel like a big shot. Not to mention all the open house occasions, at the fire station, where Bill and family took the time to show him all the equipment necessary, when EMS arrives for his asthma attacks. Bill will be sadly missed by his neighbors and community. If we can help in some way, please let us know. With our sympathy- Bill and Darlene Lavigne

Marion Condon
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
My sincerest condolences to Bill's family as well as his many friends.

Darlene marcucci
   Posted Sun February 10, 2019
Justine, Ryan and Ashley,

Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Deepest sympathy,
Marcucci Family

Andrea Stawicki
   Posted Sun February 10, 2019
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Wendy Reynolds
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
To the family of Bill,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all of the wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.
Wendy & Charles Reynolds

   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
My Deepest sympathy to Justine , Ryan, and Ashley and all the extended family my thoughts and prayers are will you all through this time .

Gerry Adams
   Posted Wed February 13, 2019
Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. ...Far too soon. I know he will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

Renee Miller
   Posted Sat February 16, 2019
Dear Justin, Ashley and Ryan:
So sorry to hear about the loss of Bill upon returning from vacation yesterday. Deepest condolences to you all and the entire family. What a lovely video, truly capturing who Bill was, those he loved and what were his passions. Our deepest sympathy, Renee, Phil and Austin

Mike Collins
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Sorry for your loss Justine.

Bill Kewer
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Justine, with deepest heart-felt sympathy to you and your entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Dan Massey Jr
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Justine,Ashley and Ryan you are in my thoughts and prayers on your loss

Glenn Pianka
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Justine and family,
My sincerest condolences to you and your family at this time of the loss of a loved one. God bless you all.
Glenn Pianka

Ralph Carpenter
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Dear Justine, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Larry Groh Sr.
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Justine so sorry for your loss..Larry Groh Sr

Dave Babbitt
   Posted Mon February 18, 2019
Justine, So sorry to here of Bill’s passing...We are in FL. And just got the news...Both
Peg and I send our deepest sympathy and offer our prayers....He was a true servant of our community and will be missed....Dave & Peg

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