Philip James Gendron, age 68, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
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Born July 21, 1945, in North Troy, Vt., to George and Hilda Gendron, he moved to Rockville as a teenager and has spent most of his life living in either Willimantic or Somers. He was employed as a machinist at Pratt & Whitney and then Sterling for the majority if his life. He was an avid sports fan enjoying the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and UConn Huskies. He enjoyed bowling in the TBK Club league, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene Gendron of Somers; his daughter, Tammy Gendron, and her mother, Janet Gendron of North Windham; his sister, Patricia Ramsdell, and her husband, Ronald, of Rockville; Arlene's children, Nancy Hensley, and her husband, Brad, of Ellington, James Bradley, and his wife, Joyce, of Andover, and Andrea Totten, and her husband, Stephen, of Somers; Arlene's 14 grandchildren and a great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, George Gendron, and his brother, Robert Gendron.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Friday Oct. 25, between 5 and 7 p.m. at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. (Route 195), Willimantic.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 99 Jackson St., Willimantic, with the Rev. Roger Lamoureux officiating. Please assemble in the church parking area at 9:45 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Windham.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28, 2013