Obituary: Edward H. Rougeau, 90

Edward H. Rougeau, 90, of Marlborough and Southborough, died suddenly Thursday, January 14th from COVID-19 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation Center in Worcester.

Born in Marlborough, Ed proudly served in the Massachusetts National Guard Reserve for 25 years. He was a Loving husband and father. He was a passionate freshwater and saltwater fisherman, enjoying numerous fishing trips to Nantucket Island and Boothbay Harbor, Maine with his family, friends and great granddaughters, Jada and Emma.

He thoroughly enjoyed his annual trips with his beloved wife, June (Marston) Rougeau to York, Maine and Nova Scotia. June passed away November 12, 2013. In her memory, Eddie made an annual visit to the Westlawn Cemetery where a tribute to June’s life included the beautiful Scottish bagpipes played by Adam Holdaway.

Checker playing competitions were taken very seriously with his friends Gary, Lynne and Betty Ann. He was an avid outdoorsman and nature lover, always enjoying the wild turkeys and pair of swans that nested in the Sudbury Reservoir near his home. His trips with the Southborough Senior Citizens to Foxwoods Casino were enjoyed- in Eddie’s case for the buffet meals, and not the gambling!

After retirement, Eddie worked part time for Mauro’s Market in Southborough, always greeting the shoppers with kindness and a smile. 

He is survived by his three daughters, Annette Spaulding of Rockingham, VT, Janet Queen and her husband Dave of Unity, NH, and June Aleck and her husband Chuck of Charlestown, NH; as well as his step daughter, Kathie Lilly and her husband Tom of Hudson; his sister, Jeanne Plourde of Marlborough; 9 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters, Jada and Emma, his nieces and nephews as well as many close friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond Sr. and Thelma (Brigham) Rougeau, his sister, Lorraine Sullivan and his young nephew Kevin Sullivan, his loving brother, Raymond Rougeau Jr., as well as his loving granddaughter, Christine Spaulding.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions for families and friends, a private burial will be held at Westlawn Cemetery in Littleton, Massachusetts.

A day of remembrance and funeral Mass will be scheduled in the Spring if COVID transmission is not a safety issue.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, Childrens Educational Fund, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752.

(Obituary and photo via Slattery Funeral Home)

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