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Robert J. Jandreau

Ellenton, Fla. — Robert J. Jandreau, of Ellenton died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born in St. Francis, Maine on Oct. 5, 1925 to Felix and Philomen Jandreau, one of 11 children. He was educated in the St. Francis schools and enlisted in the 292nd Engineering Combat Battalion in 1944. He served during WWII in central Europe until his discharge in 1946.

On June 17, 1950, he married Aline Beaulieu in Soldier Pond, Maine. They moved to Limestone, Maine, where he was employed by the Corps of Engineers at Loring AFB. He worked at Loring from 1950 to 1980. During this time, Robert also owned and operated Bob’s Superette, after moving to Caribou, Maine. After his retirement, Robert and Aline began splitting their time between Florida and their camp on Cross Lake, Maine.

Robert was a communicant at the Holy Rosary Parish in Caribou, Maine and also at St. Joseph’s Parish in Bradenton, Fla. He held the 4th degree in the Knights of Columbus and was a past Grand Knight. Robert was also a member of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Aline of Ellenton; daughters, Janine Reeves of Bethel, Vt., Michelle (Doug) Cahill of Vail, Colo. and Denise (Rich) Cronin of Wells, Maine. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Daniel Luttrell of Burlington, Vt. and Calder, Lia and Elie Cahill of Vail, Colo.; a sister, Annette Dumond of Fort Kent, Maine; and a brother, Alphie Jandreau of Summerfield, Fla. He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers and four sisters and his grandson, Matthew Reeves.

A military service will be held at a later date, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Robert’s request was that any contributions in his memory be made to the Matthew Reeves Memorial Scholarship Fund, % Mascoma Savings Bank, 55 Main St. Bethel, Vt. 05032 Attn. Kelly Hill.