Arthur A. Croteau, 82


Marlborough – Arthur A. Croteau, 82, died Sunday Feb. 27, 2011, at Clinton Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (Blais) Croteau, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.

He is survived by his son, Richard A. Croteau and his fiancé, Maryellen Desaro, of Berlin; his daughters, Dianne Candido and her husband, John, of Marlborough and MaryAlice Croteau and her life partner, Ron Boule, of Hampton, N.H.; his grandchildren, Marc, Nicole, April, Aimee and Dominique; his sister, Cecile Banfill of Spencer; his sister-inlaw, Connie Croteau of Oxford; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Irene Barrette, Leon Croteau and Napoleon Croteau.

Born in Worcester, the son of the late Apolonaire J. and Rose J. (Tremblay) Croteau, he was a graduate of Worcester Boys Trade, Worcester Junior College and received a bachelor of science degree at Northeastern University. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving in Iceland.

Mr. Croteau previously worked at Telechron Co., Heald Machine Co. in Worcester and Raytheon Corp. in Waltham. He taught technical drawing and design for 19 years at the Blackstone Valley Regional High School, retiring in 1987.

He was a daily communicant at the Immaculate Conception Church and a member of the former St. Mary's Parish in Marlborough.

An anatomical gift was made to Boston University Medical School and a funeral Mass was celebrated March 5 at the Immaculate Conception Church of Marlborough. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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