Armand "Mogie" "Pei Pei" L. MogaveroApril 1, 1935 ~ September 6, 2017 (age 82)
Southbridge - Armand "Mogie" "Pei Pei" L. Mogavero, 82, of Ashland Avenue, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Harrington Memorial Hospital following a sudden and brief illness.
He is survived by his brother, Philip Mogavero of Sturbridge; a sister-in-law, Estelle Mogavero; nephew, David Mogavero; nieces Jo-Ann Morin, Annette Palmer, Lisa Alexander, and Penny DuVerger. "Mogie" was predeceased by 7 siblings.
He is also survived by the children of his previously deceased longtime beloved companion of 37 years Gertrude M. Poulin (who died September 12, 2013), which includes: sons Theodore "Ted" Poulin of W. Virginia, Francis Poulin and his wife Tracy of Webster, a daughter Deborah Semenyck (who he considered his daughter) and her husband Andrew of Brimfield, six grandchildren, Joshua Lee and his wife Erin, Jason Poulin, Alicia Rockwood and her husband Rob, Bryana Poulin, Samantha Carpenter and her husband Jonathan, Johnathan Poulin, and five great-grandchildren, Dexter Lee, Camden and Conner Rockwood, and Eloise and Lilyann Carpenter. He was predeceased by Gert's son Ronald Poulin of Webster and his wife Anne Marie.
He is also survived by his very close friend, John Szugda of Southbridge.
Born in Southbridge on April 1, 1935, he was the son of the late Carmen and Bridget (LaPenta) Mogavero. He worked at Hyde's Mfg. in Southbridge before becoming a full time firefighter for the Town of Southbridge from 1968-1991. After his retirement as a firefighter, he worked for many years at Bermer Tool. Armand loved spending time with Gert, who he loved dearly. In his spare time his favorite activities included camping all over New England, hunting, fishing, gardening and listening to country music. For many years he enjoyed his time at his rustic cabin in Sumner, Maine and numerous trips taken to Cape Cod where digging clams, fishing at the Cape Cod canal, shopping and sightseeing with Gert were top priorities.
"Pei Pei" also cherished every second he was able to spend with great grandson Dexter, playing, talking, hugging, creating adventures and just simply enjoying each others company.
Most importantly Armand "Mogie" "Pei Pei" would, without hesitation, drop everything and anything to make time for the people in his life. He could always be counted on to help out in an emergency or just when you needed an extra hand. He always answered his phone. While he was a quiet person, he exemplified the phrase actions speak louder than words.
The funeral will be Monday, September 11, 2017, from Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, with the Mass at 10am at St. Mary's Church, 263 Hamilton Street, Southbridge, MA. Burial will immediately follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Charlton Street, Southbridge, MA. A calling hour will be from 8:30-9:30am at the funeral home. www.sansoucyfuneral.com