Ovila J. Tetreault Jr.

May 7, 1936November 18, 2013

Ovila Joseph Tetreault, Jr., 77, of Troy and Florida, died Monday evening, November 18, 2013, in the comfort of his home, with the love of his family surrounding him, following a period of declining health.

He was born in Marshfield, VT, on May 7, 1936, the son of Ovila J and Mae R (Burt) Tetreault, Sr. He grew up in and attended Marshfield and Hardwick area schools. After he finished his schooling, he worked in a couple of Vermont area mills and then took to the road, working for Arthur Whitcomb, Inc. in Keene, Webster Trucking in Brattleboro and lastly after moving to Florida, for Mid Coast Concrete out of Hudson, Florida.

Mr. Tetreault moved back to Troy and spent the last 13 years there. He was a constant tinkerer, always puttering around the house, working on this or that. If he couldn’t find a way to fix it, he pulled it apart for some future use. He enjoyed camping and was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge # 478.

He is survived by his children: Donald O. Tetreault and his wife Genia of Jemison, AL and Susan J. Tetreault of Keene; his grandchildren: Shea C., April C., Alicia M. and Lacey M. Tetreault, Andrea M. and Cara L. Pierce and Shane R. and Jason D. Colllins; six great grandchildren: Havyn M. Farnham, Skye C. Redmond, Nakaya I. Mitchell, Hunter A. and Dartanian Redmond, Titan A. Smith, Fiona Bombard, Hayden E. and Ryleigh J. Collins; one great great grandchild: Peyton C. Aspen; his longtime companion: Priscilla Purrington and her children Tammy Pearsall and husband Mike, Debbie Wilson and husband Tim, Alan Purrington and wife Diane and Lisa Hackney and husband Tim; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, step children, grandchildren, great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Jean Hopkins who died in 2001, and his siblings: Chet, Joe, Gladys Napoleon, Alma and Cecille.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday evening, November 21, 2013, from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at the Fletcher Funeral Home. A service, celebrating Ovila’s life, will be held Friday, November 22, 2013, at 10:00 am, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery in Troy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Ovila J. Tetreault, Jr.’s name, to the American Heart Association (, 2 Wall St, Manchester, NH 03101.

Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services (, 33 Marlboro St., Keene, NH has been entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Calling Hours Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 22, 2013

Ovila J. Tetreault Jr.

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November 21, 2013

I love you Dad. You have been my rock for all of my life. I know that you're now with Grammy and Grampa as well as your sisters as you have wished for so long. I'm sorry for all of the suffering you endured but in true fashion you were concerned about all of those around you right up until your last breath. I'm so proud to have been able to call you my Dad and will never forget all of the wonderful times we had together. Even the tough times taught me many life lessons and I thank you for those as well.
I love you Dad, more than any words I can write or speak. May you be at total peace now.
Your son, Donald Tetreault

American Heart Association

November 21, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.