Warren L. Barsaleau Sr., 79, of Willington, husband of the late Patricia (Partyka) Barsaleau, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Hartford Hospital.
He was born in Hartford, son of the late Henry and Grace (Pinder) Barsaleau. Warren served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps
during the Korean Conflict
, and retired from the Connecticut State Police after 31 years, working first as a mechanic and then in radio communications. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, where he was a vestryman and church historian, and the Willington Fire Department No. 1 where he was a former assistant chief. Warren was also a former constable and dog warden for the Town of Willington, as well as chairman of the Willington Recreation Committee. He enjoyed camping and going to the ocean with his family.
Warren is survived by his four sons, Warren L. Barsaleau Jr., and his wife, Paige, of Georgia, Gregory Barsaleau, and his wife, Jennifer, of Holland, Mass., Michael Barsaleau, and his wife, Nicola, of Florida, and Clifford Barsaleau, and his wife, Tina, of Willington; 12 grandchildren, Matthew, Jeffrey, Drew, Adam, Srivas, Ramai, Amber, Jack, Tricia, Tiffany, Hank, and Jessica; four great-grandchildren, Alexa, Faith, Haylin, and McKayla; his faithful protector, Dixie Baby Blue; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four siblings, Dr. Richard Barsaleau, Jack Barsaleau, Lois Schlosser, and Elizabeth McAuley.
His funeral will be held on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, with a procession forming by 9 a.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home Inc., 51 E. Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a church service at 10 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 7 Spring St., Stafford Springs. Burial will be held privately. Calling hours are on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 65, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. For online condolences or directions, please visitwww.introvignefuneralhome.com