Obituary of Richard P Croteau Jr.
On Friday, December 27, 2019, Richard P. Croteau Jr., husband and father of four children passed away at the age of 54. Rich is remembered with love by his wife, Lisa Vigeant and children Heather, Sean, Nicole, Corinne and granddaughter Erin. He is also survived by his parents, Richard P. Croteau Sr. and Frances (Flannery) Kosciusko, step-parents, Nancy Davis and Ray Kosciusko and sister, Sheila Hathaway. Rich was born on July 23, 1965, in Putnam, CT. After graduating from Wachusett Regional High School in 1983 he fulfilled a long held ambition and proudly entered service in the United States Army, serving overseas before returning home to earn his Bachelor's degree from Worcester State College. The patriotism and call he felt early on in life led him to reenlist in 2003 serving his country again in Iraq for one tour with the 1060th National Guard unit out of Framingham, MA. Rich was an enthusiast for military history that fueled his longtime passion for historical reenactments and was an early member of the LARP community for which he became a self-taught craftsman, painstakingly creating chain-mail for many events and is remembered fondly by his LARP brethren for his contagious energy and enthusiasm. He was known to all for his excitement and passionate commitment for whatever he turned his mind to. In lieu of flowers, please celebrate Rich's life by donating to your local veteran's organization, Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust or Fisher House. A Celebration of Life for friends and family to gather will be held at the American Legion Hall, North Grosvenordale, CT at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 29, 2020.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard Croteau Jr., please visit Tribute Store
celebration of life
Saturday, February 29, 2020
American Legion Hall
17 Thompson Hil Rd.
North Grosvenordale, Connecticut, United States