Rene G. Nadeau

Randolph, Vt. — Rene G. Nadeau, 85, of Randolph, died Sunday morning, March 10, 2013, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Holyoke, Mass.; the son of Joseph and Florence (Voghell) Nadeau. He attended Holyoke schools and graduated from Holyoke Trade High School in 1945. Rene served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was married to Norma Brassard in Orlando, FL on Oct. 12, 1982. Rene had worked at the Springfield Armory and at Westinghouse in East Springfield, MA before moving to Randolph in 1954. He had worked as a telegrapher for Central Vermont Railway until 1959 when he went to work for CVPS as a meter reader, then sales at CVPS Randolph and Woodstock Stores. He owned and operated Randolph T.V. and Appliance for four years, and managed Nelson Brothers Appliance Store in Randolph until retiring in 1983. Rene was past president of the Randolph P.T.A., past president and director for Randolph Chamber of Commerce, and past secretary and board member of Randolph Rotary. He was a Knights of Columbus 4th degree member of Bethel Council #10241, and a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church where he served on the Parish Council. Rene enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, travelling, and camping at Lake Champagne.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Nadeau of Randolph; sons, Paul Nadeau and his wife, Kathy of Braintree, Mark Nadeau of Shelburne, and Robert Nadeau and his wife, Jessica of Fair Haven; daughters, Melanie Adams of Citrus Springs, Fla. and Michelle Steen and her husband, Don of Lyndonville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Claire Cote.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, with Rev. John Milanese, officiating. Calling hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day Funeral Home. Private Burial will be in the spring at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center. Private online condolences may be left at Contributions in his memory may be made to Our Lady of the Angels Church, P.O. Box 428, Randolph, VT 05060.