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Robert N. Deveau, "Coach" of Danielson, formerly of Bridgeport and Putnam, Died March 20, 2013. Born May 17, 1935, the 4th son of Lawrence and Jeanne Deveau. He was a Korean veteran serving with the U S Marine Corp, honorably discharged in 1956. A graduate of the University of Bridgeport where he received a BS in Health and Physical Education and received his Master's Degree from SCSU. Began his teaching career at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, was the Athletic Director, coached football and track. He was a lifetime member of the National Football Coaches Assoc., CT High School Coaches Assoc., National Education Assoc., CT Education Assoc. Survived by daughters: Lyn Stokes of Central Village, Janniece Zinsky of Putnam, Lori Ann Deveau of Danielson, son: Robert Deveau, Jr. of Newtown, a brother, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Calling hours Friday5 to 8 PM at Smith &Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam. A Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, at 11 AM, St. Mary Church, 218 Providence St. Putnam. Burial with Military Honors in St. Mary Cemetery. Donations to the "Coach Bob Deveau Scholarship Fund", c/o Citizens National Bank, PO Box 6000, Putnam, CT 06239. To share a memory with his family, "Light a Candle" at www.smithandwalkerfh.com
Smith and Walker Funeral Home
148 Grove Street Putnam, CT 06260
Published in Connecticut Post on Mar. 22, 2013