George E. Gendreau Sr., 94, passed away Tuesday June 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Springfield, December 18, 1926, the son of the late Prosper and Ella (Baron) Gendreau. George was a graduate of West Springfield High School and served in the US Navy during WWII as an underwater demolition specialist. He worked as a pipefitter for the former Monsanto Company for over 35 years and was president of the social club there. He was a communicant of St. Thomas Church and the Electrical Workers Union where he was shop steward and loved attending his grandchildren’s games. He leaves his loving wife of 68 years, Christina A. (Buoniconti) Gendreau, his beloved sons, George E. Jr. and his wife Philomena of Southwick and Richard K. and his wife Cathy of Westfield, his beloved grandchildren, Nicole, Laura and Sam and his beloved great granddaughter Sage and his sister and brother-in-law, Lucyann and Robert Lyne. He was predeceased by his son Michael in 1975, his grandson Keith in 2014 and his brother Donald. George’s funeral mass will be held Thursday, June 17,2021 at 11:30 AM at St. Thomas Church with burial in the Mass Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. A calling hour will be from 10-11 AM at the Toomey-O’Brien Funeral Home, 1043 Westfield St., West Springfield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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