June 20, 1931 – March 8, 2019
NORWICH – Hector Baillargeon, 87, passed away on March 8, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital.
He was born on June 20, 1931 in Norwich, CT to Azarias and Victoria (Heroux) Baillargeon and grew up locally with his siblings; Leo, Roland, Herman, Doris, Lillian, John, Robert, Norman, Paul and Herve. Hector met and soon married the love of his life, Mary Kane, on Aug. 2, 1952 at St. Mary Church in Greenville, CT. Together they created a life filled with love and respect.
He served in the US Army in the Korean War receiving an Honorable Discharge. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 493 and served on the Norwich City Council, Norwich Housing Authority, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks and was a communicant of The Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Hector provided his family with a strong foundation focused on faith and family leading by example showing admiration and respect to his wife Mary for 66 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, his children; Dennis, Raymond and wife Amy, Eileen, and Patricia Baillargeon, along with Mary Ellen Lunt and Nancy Pelletier, ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Av., Norwich, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Wednesday, March 13th at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, 213 Broadway in Norwich meeting directly at the church. Burial with Military Honors will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 815 Boswell Av., Norwich, CT.
Donations in Hector’s memory may be made to The Academy of The Holy Family, 54 W. Main St., Baltic, CT 06330 or The Cathedral of St. Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360.
To leave a condolence or share a memory, please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com
- Visitation / Calling Hours Tuesday, March 12, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- Burial with Military Honors Wednesday, March 13, 2019
March 12, 2019
Dear Mary Ellen, I am sorry for the loss of your father. My sympathies to your family. Your are in my heart.
March 12, 2019
Dennis, Mary Ellen and the Baillargeon family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I remember him as a nice man with a wonderful sense of humor. Your parents used to go to some of the Wolfetones concerts at the Hartford civic center that I went to with my sisters and parents. I last saw him and your mother at my father's funeral. We shared a laugh about the time I stuck a calculator in Dennis's 8 track player. Good times. I hope you all are well and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you all during this time. Tell your mother I said hello and send my condolences.
March 11, 2019
Mary--I extend condolences on Hector's passing...he was one of the best persons I've known in my life and I was proud to call him a friend from our dayhs at St. Mary's grammar school...our world would be a much better place if it had more people like Hector..,.I am in Florida so I will not be able to attend his funeral but he will be in my prayers...
March 10, 2019
Sending prayers and hugs!! Though his physical presence is no longer with loved ones memories made while here on Earth live on with all who new and loved Hector.
Prayers , hugs and best wishes
Jessie , Odir and family
Kayt & Rose Lizzio
March 9, 2019
Rose and I wish to extend our sympathies to the family. Hector was the nicest man one could meet and always a gentleman.
Sharon & Bill Hague
March 9, 2019
Sharing your sorrow in the loss of your loved one.
Our sympathy and warmest thoughts are with you all.
Sharon & Bill Hague & family.