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Robert F. Gouin

March 12, 1921 October 10, 2008
Robert F. Gouin
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Robert F. Gouin, 87, of Lebanon, CT, died Friday October 10, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bertha (Marschat) Gouin; a sister, Laurianna Schaum of Jefferson City, MO; daughter, Giselle Komorowski and her husband Mark of Oakdale, CT; three sons: Robert Jr. of Leominster, MA, Gregory and his wife Judy of Peachtree City, GA and Roderick of Willimantic, CT; seven grandchildren: Douglas, Laura, Heather, Beau, Ericka, Ethan and Erin; seven great grandchildren and one predeceased son, Keith who died in 1974 and infant twins, Christopher and Christine. Robert was born in Coleraine, Quebec in 1921, the son of Mari-Anna-Rose LaCroix and Francis Xavier Gouin. He is a US Army veteran of three Pacific campaigns during World War II. He served as a tech sergeant with the 3rd Battalion, 27th Infantry receiving the Purple Heart, Victory Medal and American Defense Service Medal. Robert was a long time member of the Civilian Conservation Corps known as the CCC. As a very creative man, he designed and fabricated small machinery in the wire & cable industry for many years. He also held licenses for pipefitting and steam boiler operation. He was an avid bowler for many years; he will be deeply missed by his family. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 10/15/08, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic, Ct, followed by a procession to St. Joseph Church on Jackson St. for the celebration of his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham, CT. Please visit to register your condolences online.
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