John Martin Loiselle

John Martin Loiselle May 9, 1921 - May 30, 2014 DAYVILLE - John M. Loiselle, 93, better known as Jack, died at Westview Nursing Home in Dayville on May 30, 2014. He was born in Dayville on May 9, 1921 son of the late John C. and Catherine (Kilkenny) Loiselle. On September 3, 1941, John enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he distinguished himself with duty, pride and courage. He received two Purple Hearts and a Good Conduct medal. He was also recommended for the Silver Star for outstanding bravery under fire, but refused the medal. He served in the Pacific Theatre, especially in the Battle of Guadalcanal and Battle of Peleliu Island. He was honorably discharged October 13, 1945. Upon returning home he met the love of his life Rachel Yvette Perreault. They married on June 6, 1946 and began their adventure together. After their children were older, they began traveling. They took many trips to various places, but most of their touring of the United States came later in their lives. During their travels they found a one room cabin in S. Kingston, RI, a mile and a half from Green Hill Beach. They worked on that cabin until it was a beautiful home and their dream was complete. Rachel had the home she wanted and John had his beach and he could fish. So after working 38 years at Rogers Corp. John retired as a tool & die maker on June 1, 1983. His one great loss and sadness came with the death of his beloved wife Rachel on December 28, 2005. Life was never quite the same for him. He is survived by three daughters, Carol Loiselle of Danielson, Joan Harris of Castleton, NY and Paula Magao and husband Wayne of Danielson. He also leaves his treasured six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also, his sister Dorothy Brooks of East Greenwich, RI and her sons, James and Lee. And lastly his nephew Thomas Kilkenny of Andover, NJ. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014 in Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Danielson from 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in St. James Church, Danielson. Burial with full military honors will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Funeral Home

Tillinghast Funeral Home
433 Main Street Danielson, CT 06239

Published in Norwich Bulletin on May 31, 2014