Leo L. Cloutier; 81
US Navy Veteran of Korean War
LOWELL -- Mr. Leo L. Cloutier (Pepere), age 81, a lifelong resident of Lowell, passed away at his home in Pawtucketville early morning on Monday, April 29, 2013.
For almost 61 years, he was the beloved husband of Pauline I. (Thibeault) Cloutier.
He was born in Lowell on August 9th, 1931, son of the late Leo J. & Catherine (Loranger) Cloutier.
He received his early education in Lowell schools, went to Seminary School in Buxport, ME and then went on to proudly serve his country in the Submarine Force of the US Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He was a longtime active member of various Veterans Organizations in the area, and in many capacities supported the City he loved. Leo leaves a legacy of service; he served his Country, his State of MA, his City of Lowell, his Community and his beloved wife and family.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a corrections officer at MCI Concord for 25 years, and then for Lockheed-Martin for 10 years.
He was a longtime parishioner of the former Ste. Jeanne d'Arc Church in Lowell where he was a volunteer at the parish bingo for 30 years.
Besides his wife, Pauline, he is survived by five children (three sons and two daughters), Leo L. Cloutier, Jr. of TX, Collette C. FitzGerald of Dracut, Richard P. Cloutier of FL, Catherine V. Pinet of Lowell, and Ronald R. Cloutier of Lowell; one daughter-in-law, Catherine (Callahan) Cloutier of FL and one son-in-law, Raymond Fitzgerald of Dracut; nine grandchildren, Joshua Cloutier of FL, and Matthew Cloutier of NC, Thomas Cloutier of OH, Kimberly (Cloutier) Burke of Dracut, and Jennifer Cloutier of Lowell, Celine Pinet of Dracut, and Daniel Pinet of NC, Adam and Jarrod Fitzgerald of Dracut; three great-grandchildren, Makaylah, Rylan and Connor; one sister, Doris Landry of OH; also several sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also brother of the late Florida C. Lovely of NH, Claire Lamoureux of FL, Alice Santos of RI.
CLOUTIER -- It being his request, there will be no calling hours. Please respect Leo's wishes for a very private family Service. Donations in his memory may be made to any Veteran's organization of one's choice. Arrangements by the M.R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., Lowell. Visit online memorial at www.LaurinFuneralHome.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Apr. 30, 2013