Sturbridge...Roger W. Favreau, a retired Fire Chief for the Town of Southbridge, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Radius Healthcare of Southbridge after an illness.
He is survived by his wife of 61yrs.MayBelle (Caplette) Favreau, and his daughter Brenda Jane Favreau of Sturbridge, 2 sisters Eleanor Cupka and her husband Paul of Fredericksburg, VA, and Deborah Bentley of Richmond, VA, many nieces and nephews.
He was born in Southbridge, the son of Valmore and Evelyn (Dudley) Favreau and lived here till moving to Sturbridge in 1997. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Favreau.
He was a member of Notre Dame Church and a graduate of the former Cole Trade High School. He served in the National Guard for 6ryrs.
On April 26, 1986, he retired as the Fire Chief for the Town of Southbridge. He was a dedicated and faithful public servant for the Town of Southbridge for over 34yrs. In 1971, he was awarded a Life-saving Award for rescuing a woman from the Maci Building, and in 1972, he received Ward LaFrance for Heroism. During his term, he was responsible for the purchase of a new fire alarm system, the first diesel engine with an automatic transmission, and the first truck that was not red, with a closed cab. He was instrumental in changing the front doors of the fire station to electrically operated overhead doors. He also remodeled forest fire #3 (Jeep) and built a small mini-attack pumper.
He was a licensed electrician, but most of all he enjoyed his workshop.
Roger's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Radius Healthcare for the care and compassion shown to him while he was in their care.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 9:30-10:45AM Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Sansoucy Funeral Home 40 Marcy St. Southbridge. A funeral Mass will follow at 11AM at Notre Dame Church 446 Main St. Southbridge. Burial will be at New Notre Dame Cemetery N. Woodstock Rd. Southbridge. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully ask that donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research P.O.Box 780 Church Street Station New York, NY 10008-0780
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