NAUGATUCK — Gaetan Tanguay, 86, entered the gates of heaven Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at Saint Francis Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Marielle (Marquis) Tanguay for 65 years.
Gaetan was born on Oct. 24, 1934, in Saint-Gedeon, Beauce, Canada, son of the late Cyrille and Marie-Laure (Mercier) Tanguay. He was a retired carpenter that enjoyed hockey and the New York Yankees. The highlight of his later years was the time he spent with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his wife Marielle, he is survived by his son, Renaud Tanguay and his wife, Denise, of Naugatuck; his two daughters, Lise Laprise (James Ouellette) of Terryville, and Diane Tanguay (Gary Dumschott) of Prospect; his grandchildren, Emily and Kyle Dumschott, Renaud
Jr., Staci McNeil, Traci Rager and Sean Toth. He is also survived by two brothers, Jean-Yves “Gene” Tanguay and Bertrand Tanguay; and four sisters, Gaetane Rancourt, Gemma Mercier, Roselle Lachance and Francine Roy.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Nicol “Nick” Tanguay; and his sisters, Jeannine Quirion, Gilberte Moreau, Dorothee Quirion and Huguette Marquis.
A private graveside service will be held at St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, at the convenience of the family. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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