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Orene Nadeau

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Orene Nadeau Obituary

Orene "Leo" Nadeau, 92, of Windsor, beloved husband of Angeline (Libratore) Nadeau passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. Born February 21, 1921 in Eagle Lake, ME. He lived in Hartford before moving to Windsor in 1955. He was one of 11 siblings, 7 of whom including Leo served in the military in WWII. Leo served with the U.S. Army 82nd General Hospital in France and England. After the war he went to the Hartford Institute of Photography on the GI Bill, as he developed a kinship with the camera during the war as he had several photographs published in the Stars & Stripes. In 1950 he joined the Corporate Communications Department for the Travelers Insurance Co. Leo worked at the Travelers for 39 years and was able to photograph several famous world figures including President Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Ford. Leo was a member of the Windsor Elks Lodge # 2060 for 50 years, he was a big supporter of the American Red Cross having donated over 30 gallons of blood in his life time. Leo's even keeled friendly personality lent itself well to his career in photography and his work with the West Hartford Little League and numerous wedding albums he created. Leo was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and never missed a game on the radio, Leo enjoyed traveling with his wife to over 19 countries including Russia, Australia, China and the continent of Africa. Besides his wife Angeline, he is survived by his two sons, Gary R. Nadeau of Hebron, Bruce E. Nadeau of Windsor. His family will receive friends Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 3-6 pm at Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 17, 2014, 10 am, at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family of Leo Nadeau requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in his memory to the "Mass Eye and Ear/Berman-Gund Lab" to support research on retinal degenerations. Contributions are tax deductible. Please send your donation to the attention of Dr. Eliot L. Berson, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles St. Boston, MA 02114. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 13, 2014
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