OBITUARY

Leo G. Therrien

March 15, 1932November 28, 2019
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Leo Gilbert Therrien March 15, 1932 - November 28, 2019 Leo Therrien of Farmington went to meet our Heavenly Father on November 28, 2019. Born in New Britain, CT on March 15, 1932, Leo is the son of Gilbert and Marie Therrien. Leo grew up in New Britain, graduated from New Britain High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corp on May 7, 1951. Leo honorably served his country and was awarded several citations and medals. He fought in the Korean War in three separate campaigns from 1952 through 1954, was honorably discharged on April 13, 1954. Returning home, he began is 39 year career with the Connecticut Light and Power Company as a Lineman's helper, was promoted to Manager of Business Services and retired in that position in 1991. He served his community as the Director, American Red Cross, New Britain Chapter, Director, Dutch Point Credit Union and as an officer of several organizations connected with the YMCA. Leo was a gentle and kind man who would help anyone in need. As a faithful parishioner of St. Patrick Church, he gave selflessly to his fellow parishioners. Surviving are his wife, Sandra Therrien of Farmington, his sister, Rita Rival of Plainville and his brother, Norman Therrien and wife Terri of Virginia. He is also survived by three children, David Lee Therrien and wife Karen of Wolcott, Diane Therrien and fiancé Jeffrey Gamelli of Plainville, Debra Therrien of Bristol and daughter-in-law, Yin Concra of Farmington. Leo's grandchildren are, Bryan Pelletier and wife Kiki of North Carolina, Jessica Therrien of North Carolina, David Czako of Bristol and David Ross Therrien of Maryland and great grandchildren, Toby Pelletier of South Carolina and Ephrain and Matthew Ericksen of North Carolina. Leo will be dearly missed by all. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 4-8PM at New Britain Memorial-Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at 9am from the funeral home, for a brief gathering followed by his Funeral Liturgy at 10AM at the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main Street, Farmington. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, 1309 Stanley Street, New Britain. The family would like to thank the Vitas Hospice nurses, for the wonderful home care services provided in support of Leo's passing.

  • FAMILY

  • Gilbert Therrien, Father (deceased)
  • Marie Therrien, Mother (deceased)
  • Sandra Therrien, Wife
  • Rita Rival, Sister
  • Norman Therrien (Terri), Brother
  • David Lee Therrien (Karen), Son
  • Diane Therrien (Jeffrey Gamelli), Daughter
  • Debra Therrien, Daughter
  • Yin Concra, Daughter-in-law
  • Leo is also survived by his grandchildren: Bryan Pelletier and wife Kiki of North Carolina, Jessica Therrien of North Carolina, David Czako of Bristol and David Ross Therrien of Maryland and great grandchildren, Toby Pelletier of South Carolina and Ephrain and Matthew Ericksen.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Burial with military honors Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Leo G. Therrien

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Janet Bristow

December 3, 2019

So sorry to hear of Leo's passing.
I knew him when I was a parishioner of the Church of St. Patrick. He was such a kind, gentle man. Sending prayers to the family.

Pat DeConti Johnson

December 2, 2019

David, Diane, Deb, and Sandy,
My heart breaks for all of you at the loss of sweet Uncle Leo. I know you will cherish all the wonderful memories you have from the many years he was with you. I will remember his kindness and his smile. I’m so glad I got to see him (and some of you) and visit at Rose and David’s house back in August.
And now he has joined his 2 sisters and brother: my mom, our Aunt Cecile, Uncle Marcel, and Grandma and Grandpa Therrien. I miss them all!
Sincere condolences from my entire family,
Pat, Emily, Caroline, Brad and Kayla Johnson, of North Carolina

Maureen Stifel

December 2, 2019

Our fond memories of Uncle Leo were sharing many Thanksgivings at our home in Ridgefield, Ct and his visits to our RI beach home. We still cherish the workbench that Uncle Leo and Jim constructed there. You are in our prayers. Maureen & Jim

Robert Skinner

December 1, 2019

Dear Sandra:
I was a classmate of Leo at St Joseph School, class of 1946.
I didn't know he worked for Cl& P. I worked at NU, starting in 1959
with HELCO, in Wethersfield. I was transferred to Torrington in 1962. At the time I retired I was on the CL&P payroll. I never had any contact with Leo at NU.

Please accept my sincere sympathy. Because of previous commitments, I regret I cannot attend Leo's funeral.
Regards

Bob Skinner

Arlene Bettigole

November 30, 2019

I will always remember dear Uncle Leo as my gentle Giant. He truly was a remarkable man who spent many times visiting Dick and I at our Orchard Hill Farm in Hartford, Vermont where he enjoyed teaching Dick the tools of the trade. Having grown up in Swanton Vermont on his uncle’s farm, I believe Uncle Leo relived those days of farm life fixing our fences and barn doors, and whatever needed to be done on our 1781 homestead. He loved my cooking using Vt farm fresh ingredients, including our maple syrup. Although Dick and I no longer have the farm, I will always treasure my memories there and remember a unique and rewarding pastime with Uncle Leo.

Rosemarie Weed

November 29, 2019

Rosemarie Weed

November 29, 2019

Rosemarie Weed

November 29, 2019

Dave, Diane, Debbie & Sandy,
My deepest sympathy on the passing of Uncle Leo. He will be fondly & warmly remembered. I'm so happy we got to spend time with him back in August. I'm attaching some nice pics from that gathering sent to me by cousin Lori. Uncle Leo looked so well and happy that day.
Love,
Rosie & Dave

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