William R. Clouart Jr.
EASTHAMPTON, MASS- William R. Clouart Jr., 65, of 35 West St. died at home on Oct. 10, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, RI. A son of the late William R. and Margaret A. (Casey) Clouart, he was a Blackstone resident most of his life.
He served with the 2d Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, (Separate) in Vietnam from 1965-1966, serving under General Westmoreland. He spent many years meeting up with fellow veterans who also served in Vietnam, known as "The Herd" in various cities across the country where they would "jump from planes" like they did as paratroopers for the U.S. Army. He was later Commander of the Michael Francis Curtin Post, 8006 in Florence, Mass from 1994-1995.
He is survived by his three sisters Barbara Croce of Cranston R.I.; Margaret Mazzarella of Cumberland, R.I. and Donna Millette of Blackstone, MA. and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former loving wife Rosemary Keeler of Indiana with whom they shared guardianship of Son Danh-Kim of Lynn, MA. He was also brother to the late Randall Clouart and Timothy Clouart.
Graveside burial will be at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery (1390 Main St. Agawam, MA) on Nov. 8th at 2:00pm