OBITUARY

Louis E. Rheaume

December 20, 1922March 1, 2014

Louis E. Rheaume, formerly of Potsdam, NY died Saturday (March 1, 2014) at Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading, MA. Louis was predeceased by his wife Ann Rheaume, three sisters, Irene, Margaret and Mary and two brothers, Romeo and Henry.

Louis is survived by his son, Gregory and his wife Christina Szoka, of Woburn, MA; two daughters, Annette Rheaume of Boston, MA and Leisa Hain of Beaufort, NC, and two grandchildren, Tyler Hain of Rutland, VT and Molly Hain of Orlando, FL.

Louis was born on December 20, 1922 in Potsdam, NY, son of Ezra and Josephine Rheaume. He graduated from Potsdam High School and joined the US Marine Corps in 1941. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC and Parris Island, SC and served in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. After the service, Louis was employed by the New York Telephone Company until his retirement in 1978. After retiring from the Telephone Company, Louis and Ann made their home in Brasher Falls, NY.

Louis married Ann Lavine, formerly of Colton, NY on September 18, 1948 at St Mary’s Church in Potsdam, NY with Reverend Tierney officiating. They were married for 59 years.

Louis and his wife were avid golfers and spent many winter months in Myrtle Beach, SC enjoying golf with their friends. Louis was an expert carpenter and builder. He had a great love for nature and loved all outdoor activities including fishing, camping, skiing and ice skating with his family.

Funeral arrangements are with Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam , NY . At the request of his family, services will be held at a later date and will include a Mass at the North Lawrence Church in North Lawrence, NY with Father Patrick Ratigan.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Friday, April 25, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Fnal Resting Place
REMEMBERING

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March 14, 2014

L eisa sorry to hear about your dad passing away Mark LaBaff

Peggy Lieberman

March 7, 2014

Jamie, Leisa and Greg - Louie was such a gracious and gregarious gentleman. I liken him to fine wine, his presence enhanced every occasion.

Leisa Hain

March 5, 2014

Leisa Hain

March 5, 2014

Kathy LaMay

March 5, 2014

Our deepest sympathy. Louis and Ann played golf in Winthrop in a couples league for several years and we always had great fun with them. They have been in my thoughts often since they moved from our area. He used to tease that we wouldn't want to play with them because they were older but we loved every chance we got. We often said we hoped that we would still be playing golf and having that much fun when we get to their age. They were two of the kindest and loving people. Again, Our deepest sympathy.

March 5, 2014

Greg,
I had bought Barkley's in canton in 1977, and one of the customers who came along with the purchase was NY Telephone and Louie Rheaume. When he found out who i was, a hockey player from Greg's era, we became fast friends. I spent a few sunday afternoons in Pierrepont on Louie's porperty, hanging out, planning whatever. A fine gentleman, father and friend.
Evan Poole, Canton

March 4, 2014

Greg,and sisters:--Louie was a great gentleman,and thought very fondly of by my father ,Mert and my whole family--best wishes.

Steve Taylor(Potsdam,n.y.)

Patti Betti

March 4, 2014

Jamie, Leisa and Greg,Your father's smile, hearty laugh, and kind heart will never be forgotten. He loved his children, the north country and every dog he ever met. God's peace and comfort be with you at this time.

Karen Pezzetti

March 4, 2014

Leisa...thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. The few times that I met Louie, I saw the mutual love between you. He was so very proud if Tyler and Molly! Treasure those memories and find comfort in the fact that he is entertaining your mom now and you will see him again someday! Xo D,K&G

Debbie Morgan

March 4, 2014

Leisa, Jamie & Greg....your dad was a one of a kind, wonderful man. Peace be with him ~ and with all of you.