Robert Lionel Lemieux, 82, of Enfield CT, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2019 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Robert was born in Hartford, CT to Alfred and Delia Lemieux on October 16, 1936. He graduated from Windsor High School in Windsor, CT. He served in the Air Force in Reno, Nevada where he met his beloved wife, Patricia, was married on December 14, 1958 and moved back to Connecticut to start their life together, and made their home in Enfield. Together, Robert and Patricia created an amazing family including 5 children, 16 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Robert was a self-proclaimed handyman and passed on his talents to his family and friends. He could fix anything and taught his family the value of having a strong work ethic. During the early years of his marriage he worked multiple jobs to make ends meet. He worked as a Material Planner at Hamilton Standard for 36 years and he directly participated in the early days of the United States space program in the 1960s and received many awards and accolades for his accomplishments. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus in Somers, CT. He enjoyed many activities including fishing, caning chairs, and most importantly spending time with his family. In his later years, Robert would pick up old chairs on the side of the road and refinish them, re-cane them and pass them along to family and friends. Anytime you went to visit mem and pep, Robert would likely be doing something in his workshop. His family and friends learned so much from him and he will be deeply missed. He earned many nicknames throughout his life including “Bob”, “Flea”, “Pep”, “Pepe”, and of course “Dad”.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Delia Lemieux, 6 brothers and sisters including Alfred Lemieux and wife Mary, Raymond Lemieux and wife Patricia, Irene Marcia and husband Ray, Gloria Pepin, Doris Conway and husband Charles, Yvonne Lemieux, and brother-in-law Robert Molinari.
Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia of Enfield, CT, a sister, Gail Jezouit and her husband Raymond of Jupiter, FL, a sister, Nellie Molinari of Hebron, CT, a brother-in-law, Joseph Pepin of Windsor Locks, CT, a sister-in-law, Michele Miller of Hollywood, FL, a sister-in-law Marylin Kelly and husband Jeff of Allen, TX, a brother-in-law, Robert Devlin of Anaheim, CA, a son, Robert Lemieux and wife Ann of Somers, CT, a son David Lemieux and wife Jacque of Peyton, CO, a son Gary Lemieux and wife Traci of Vernon, CT, a son James Lemieux and wife Michele of New Hartford, CT, and a daughter Michele Pellegrino and husband David of Stafford Springs, CT. Surviving grandchildren include Nathan Lemieux, Kenneth Lemieux, Cindy Lemieux Slocum, Nathan Lemieux, Bryan Lemieux, Eric Lemieux, Jonathan Lemieux, Jessica Lemieux, Joe Lucia, Tyler Lemieux, Emily Lemieux, Joshua Condron, Justin Condron, Kayla Condron, David Pellegrino, and Kylie Pellegrino. Great Grandchildren include Ava, Kenny Jr., Maeve, Jayden, Brandon, Amber, Jade, Sophia, and 1 Great-Great Grandchild, Dexter and countless nieces & nephews, and life-long friends.
Relatives and friends may gather with his family from 4-7 PM on Thursday, May 16 at Browne Memorial Chapels, Enfield, CT. Funeral services will be held on Friday May 17, 2019 9:30 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 AM in St. Adalbert’s Church, Enfield, CT with Military Honors to follow. Memorial donations in Robert’s honor can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.