Dudley - Roger G. Plouffe, 90, formerly of Dudley, MA and later of Dyer, IN, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Southbridge Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.
His wife of 64 years, Pauline A. (St. Laurent) Plouffe, died February 12, 2014. He is survived by 4 children, Ann Marie and her husband Daniel A. Ellis of Dyer, IN. Susan Livernois of Thompson, CT, Arthur Plouffe and his wife Carol of Blackstone, MA, and Alan Plouffe and his wife Karen of Spencer, MA. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchild, and a sister Constance Del Vecchio of Saratoga, CA. He was predeceased by his son Ronald Plouffe, his brother Normand Plouffe, and 2 sisters Therese Dunn and Rita Gaudreau.
Born in Southbridge on March 21, 1928, Roger was the son of the late Ephrem and Yvonne (Bernard) Plouffe. He lived in Southbridge, MA for many years, moving to Dudley, MA in 1960 with his wife to raise their family. He and his wife later moved to Arizona for many years, and then to Dyer, IN to be with his loving daughter Ann Marie to be cared for in his later years. He was a former longtime member of St. Stephen's Church in Quinebaug, CT.
He was a proud veteran of the US Army during World War II, serving with the Military Police, and also served as the personal driver for General Douglas MacArthur during his tour in the Philippines. He also watched over the POW's of WW2.
He worked for over 38 years at the former American Optical Co., where he was a lens grinder. After retirement, he did landscaping work locally and in Arizona for many years. He enjoyed gardening, going to the casino, and many years ago enjoyed skiing.
Calling hours will be Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, from 9:30-10:30AM at Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA with a Mass at 11AM at St. Stephen's Church, Quinebaug, CT. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in North Grosvenordale, CT. www.sansoucyfuneral.com
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