MERIDEN - Claude E. Jandreau, 80, husband of Carol (Stevens) Jandreau passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at home after battling lung cancer.
Born in St. Francis, Maine on June 7, 1933, he was the son of the late Delsey Jandreau and Alvine Morin Jandreau. Claude graduated in 1951 from the Maine School for the Deaf. He moved to Connecticut where he was employed by Pratt & Whitney. Claude later worked for the Postal Service, where he retired in 1995 after 25 years of service. Claude enjoyed watching the Red Sox, Patriots and UCONN basketball. He was a regular at Dunkin Donuts for years where he enjoyed conversing with the local deaf community.
In addition to his wife, Carol of 42 years, he is survived by his son, Richard P. Jandreau and his longtime companion, Amy MacLauchlan; a sister, Cora Pelletier; two brothers, Felix and Wayne Jandreau; a sister-in-law, Patricia Buonanni and her husband, Al; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended relatives. He was predeceased by a sister, Louise; and two brothers, Joseph and Grover.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, March 14, from 5 to 7 pm. For information or to send a condolence, please see obituary at http://www.beecherandbennett.com.