Marlborough/Southborough – Edward H. Rougeau, 90, of Marlborough and Southborough, died suddenly Jan. 14, 2021 from COVID-19 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation Center in Worcester.
Born in Marlborough, Ed proudly served in the Massachusetts National Guard Reserve For 25 years. He was a loving husband and father. He was a passionate freshwater and saltwater fisherman, enjoying numerous fishing trips to Nantucket Island and Boothbay Harbor, Maine with his family, friends and great-granddaughters, Jada and Emma.
He thoroughly enjoyed his annual trips with his beloved wife, June (Marston) Rougeau to York, Maine and Nova Scotia. June passed away Nov. 12, 2013. In her memory, Eddie made an annual visit to the Westlawn Cemetery where a tribute to June’s life included the beautiful Scottish bagpipes played by Adam Holdaway.
Checker playing competitions were taken very seriously with his friends Gary, Lynne and Bette Anne. He was an Avid outdoorsman and nature lover, always enjoying the wild turkeys and pair of swans that nested in the Assabet Reservoir near his home. His trips with the Southborough Senior Citizens to Foxwoods Casino were enjoyed in Eddie’s case for the buffet meals and not the gambling!
After retirement, Eddie worked part-time for Mauro’s Market in Southborough, always greeting the shoppers with kindness and a smile.
He is survived by his three daughters, Annette Spaulding, Janet Queen, and June Aleck, as well as his stepdaughter, Kathie Lilly; his sister, Jean Plourde of Marlborough; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters, Jada and Emma. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond Sr. and Thelma (Brigham) Rougeau; his sister, Lorraine Sullivan; and his young nephew, Kevin Sullivan, as well as his loving brother, Raymond Rougeau Jr.
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions for families and friends, a private burial will be held at Westlawn Cemetery in Littleton. A day of remembrance and funeral Mass will be scheduled in the spring if COVID transmission is not a safety issue.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, Children’s Educational Fund, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough.