Louis Rougeau

Louis G. Rougeau

1922-2013 Louis G. Rougeau, 90, resident of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire died on Feb. 5, 2013, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in North Adams, Mass. on May 28, 1922, a son of Louis A. and Eva (Elliman) Rougeau.

Mr. Rougeau resided in Mont Vernon for the past seven years and formerly made his home in Milford for more than 40 years.

He spent his career as a State Trooper with the New Hampshire State Police and retired as a lieutenant after 25 years of service. In addition, he was a founder and past president of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club.

Mr. Rougeau was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed fishing, hunting and snowmobiling.

A member of the Greatest Generation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He served with the Marine detachment aboard the USS Alabama in the European-African and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters, where he participated in numerous battles. He was a drill instructor at Parris Island and in 1945 was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.

Mr. Rougeau was predeceased by a brother, Donald Rougeau, and a sister, Lorraine Lamoureaux.

Family members include his wife of 61 years, Frances (Jernberg) Rougeau of Mont Vernon; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and John Albert of Mont Vernon; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven and Kathie Rougeau, John Rougeau, all of Milford; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Gary Tatro of North Adams, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Gloria Rougeau of North Adams, Mass.; several nieces and nephews.

This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.

Published online on Feb. 20, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.