Normand P. Phaneuf
WOONSOCKET- Normand P. "Sonny" Phaneuf 85 of Thibeault Ave died Tuesday August 30,2011 at the VA Medical Center in Providence. He was the son of the late Malvina (Paquin) Phaneuf and Joseph Phaneuf.
He is survived by his wife Clarice "Candy" Courtemanche, a son Marc J. Phaneuf and his wife Louise of Pascoag, a daughter Celeste Bedigian and her husband Peter of Uxbridge and a sister Rita Kingsley of Taunton. He also leaves three grandchildren; Katherine Stapp, Angela and Matthew Bedigian.
Norm was a lifelong Woonsocket resident.
He served in the Army in World War II and The Korean Conflict. Among his decorations and citations are the Purple Heart Medal and the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. He worked for the US Treasury Department until his retirement in 1986. Norm was a longtime member of Cercle Laurier. He loved playing cards, watching television and speaking French.
Calling hours will be held beginning at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4 with a Memorial Service at 3:45 p.m. in the Keene-Brown Funeral Home, 445 Greenville Rd. No. Smithfield, RI. Donations may be made in his memory to VA Medical Center (135), 830 Chalkstone Ave, Providence, RI 02908.