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Armand Leon  Descoteau

Armand Leon Descoteau
  • January 16, 1923 - November 10, 2015
  • Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Christopher House of Worcester, Activity Fund
    10 Mary Scano Drive
    Worcester, MA 01605
  • Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc.
    67 Millbrook Street
    Suite 117
    Worcester, MA 01606

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“Je vous offre mes condoleances les plus sinceres a toute la famille. It was a pleasure working side by side with Armand to "Save St. Joseph's" and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Arthur Couture Jr - Worcester, MA

“Terry, Michelle and family,I am so sorry for your loss. It was an honor and privilege to have been able to care for Armand. He always made my day. I...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Norton - Leicester, MA

“So sorry for your loss...I have many fond childhood memories of my old neighbors the Descoteaus. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: David Attella - Worcester, MA

“The Descoteau Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. It is difficult to lose a husband, father and grandfather. I have such fond...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Diana Judge - Worcester, MA

“Terry, Michelle and family,Our hearts are saddened with the news of Armand's passing. With every song we sing we can hear Armand singing along with...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Anne Patient - Worcester, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss .I have know your family for a short time . He will be miss very much . ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Laura Reynolds - Shrewsbury, MA

“Thank you for serving our country. May your family find comfort in their faith and may you Rest in Peace. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Dr.Timothy Hoffman - Spencer, MA

“Annette, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your dad rest in peace and love. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Leslie and Dan McDevitt - MA

“Denise and family...my deepest condolences. Know that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Bob Dwyer ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Dwyer - Milford, MA

“Annette,you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathies and condolences. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Maureen Mullins


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Armand L. Descoteau, 92, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the Christopher House of Worcester with his family at his side.
He leaves his wife of 66 years, Therese (Auger) Descoteau and their family; Suzanne Desy of West Boylston, Denise Descoteau and Kathleen Hebert of Holyoke, Michele and Timothy Quinn of Worcester, Annette Williamson and Nicholas Laskes of Worcester and Renee McGrath of Worcester and their grandchildren; Scott Desy, Keith and Courtney Desy, Danielle Williamson and Nicole Williamson and Luke Henshaw.
He was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Rose (Richard)Descoteau, brother, Edmond Descoteau, and son-in-law, Peter Desy.
Armand was born in Worcester and graduated from Boys Trade School. He was a machinist working at John Bath Company, Standard Paper Goods, U.S. Envelope, and Worcester Envelope. An Army veteran of World War II, he began his military service in the tank division as an interpreter in France and entertained troops across the European theatre singing as a tenor. Armand participated in the Battle of the Bulge, and received the Chevallier de la Legion d'Honneur from the Consul General de France in 2012. Armand was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph's Church in Worcester. He was an active member in the choir and participated with fellow church supporters in the 1990's to help keep the church from closing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hiking, woodworking, square dancing, sailing and time in Camp Ellis Beach, Maine. A handyman with a curiosity for gadgets, he was ahead of his time and often built or wired electronics from scratch. There was nothing he couldn't repair.
Armand's entire family would like to deeply thank the wonderful staff at the Christopher House of Worcester, where Armand spent the last 18 months of his life. Additionally, the family is grateful to the staff of JHC Hospice in Worcester for their guidance and support during Armand's last few weeks.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Armand's family on Friday, November 13 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Dirsa-Morin Funeral Home, 298 Grafton St., Worcester, MA. His funeral will follow with a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph Church, 35 Hamilton Street, Worcester. Burial will follow at Paxton Memorial Park in Paxton, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher House of Worcester Activities Fund, 10 Mary Scano Drive, Worcester, MA 01605; or Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc., Nutrition Program, 67 Millbrook St., Suite 117, Worcester, MA 01606.