Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Jean Gerald Corriveau 1931-1986

Jean Gerald Corriveau was born a son of Albert and Mabel (Brousseau) Corriveau, January 21, 1931 in Saco, Maine, and he departed this life at his home, May 8, 1986 after a lengthy illness, having attained the age of 55 years, 3 months, 17 days.

Jean was also known to his friends as “Jerry” or “Red Cap”.  He was a member of the St. Bellarmine Catholic Church in St. Robert, Missouri.

He enlisted in the United States Army December 28, 1950 and retired from the military at Fort Leonard Wood, after serving his country for twenty-one years with honor and devotion.  He served in the Korean Conflict, Germany, and Thailand.  He had worked for Civil Service for 13 ½ years.

“Jerry” loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed his C.B.’s, and also took great pride in working in his yard.  He was a member of the D.A.V. Chapter #49, VFW Post #3176, and the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home; three daughters, Maryjane Scott of Arizona, Barbara Corriveau of Waynesville, and Michelle Corriveau of the home; three brothers, Paul Corriveau of Quincy, Massachusetts, and by Raymond Corriveau of Abington, Massachusetts; nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Saturday, May 9, 1986 at 11:00 a.m. in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Monsignor Jerome Sommer officiating.  Music was provided by Organist, Dorothy Moore.  Escorts were the “Military”.  Honorary escorts were Floyd Atwell, Lewis C. Bottom, Thomas Cobb, William Jefferson, William Shy, and David C. Wood.

Interment with full military honors was in the Ozark Memorial V.F.W. Cemetery under the direction of the Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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