1927 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Joseph Edward Bordeleau, 87, a resident of Connerton Court Assisted Living Facility in Land O Lakes, Fla., since 2012, formerly of BerkshireTown, Pittsfield, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Gulfside Center for Hospice in Zephyrhills. Born in Pittsfield on July 23, 1927, the son of John A. and Laura M. LePage Bordeleau, he was educated in Pittsfield schools. A World War II veteran, Mr. Bordeleau was a Merchant Marine with the United States Army Transportation Corps and served aboard the U.S.A.T. "Cristobal" from July 4, 1945, until Apr. 30, 1946. He was awarded the Merchant Marine Emblem, Atlantic War Zone Bar, and the Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone Bar. Mr. Bordeleau was employed by General Electric Company as a group leader in the Power Transformer Department, where they assembled heat exchangers and concrete reactors. He retired in Apr. 1989 with 25 years service. He was a member of the General Electric Century, and Pensioners Clubs. He served on the Resident Advisory Board for the Pittsfield Housing Authority. Mr. Bordeleau is survived by two daughters, Kim M. Russell, and her husband, Richard, of Land O Lakes Fla., and Linda M. Beuth and her husband, Charles, of Pittsfield; grandson, Randy Russell and his companion, Ruby Siman, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Doris Russell, of Binghamton, N. Y.; and his niece, Carole Miller and her husband, George Miller, Jr., and family of Lanesborough. Mr. Bordeleau's wife, the former Irene V. Persinger, whom he married Nov. 26, 1949, died June 4, 2003. FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service with military honors was held Friday, Aug. 15, at Bellevue Cemetery in Adams. The Rev. Steven G. Montesanti officiated. Those wishing to do so may make memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 16, 2014