Joseph "ED" Croteau
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Joseph E. Croteau, 74, formerly of Woonsocket, died, Wednesday May 9, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Karen (Fortune) Croteau.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Josephat and Lillian (St. Pierre).
Mr. Croteau was a Maintenance Supervisor for TECH Industries, for 25 years prior to retiring. He previously worked as a chemical batch mixer for Tyca Corp. in Holliston, MA. and also in maintenance at the Bocce Club.
He was a member of the ISECT Club. And a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph Church and volunteered at the Paul Dempsters Soup Kitchen and Providence Shelter and Food for the Homeless.
He was the first, male certified Girl Scout Leader in the 1970's.
ED was an avid Roller skater, and participated in several competitions in road racers and dancing at the former Joyland in Woonsocket. Her also taught, Susie Provencial, a, good friend, and neighbor, who had polio how to skate.
Besides his wife Karen, he is survived by three sons Edmund Croteau and wife Laura Cram, of Woonsocket, Michael J. Ctoteau, of Woonsocket, Allan Croteau of North Smithfield. One daughter, Melissa Ann and husband Carl Bessette of Oregon.
One brother, Richard Croteau of Seminole, Fla. And two sisters Constance Boerger, of Woonsocket, and Rita Adams, of Semiole, Fla., and eight grandchildren. He was the former husband of Lydia (Desjarlais) Croteau, of Chelmsford, MA.
His funeral will be held Tuesday, at 9 A.M. in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. in St. Joseph Church Mendon Rd. Woonsocket, Burial will be in St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery, Bellingham, MA. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are Monday May 14, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.
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