Lionel G. Carbonneau 83 passed away peacefully on December 26, 2013 with his loving family by his side while in the compassionate care of Masonicare Hospice and Manchester Manor Healthcare. The son of the late George and Arzelia (Lamoureux ) Carbonneau born in North Hatley, Quebec, Canada on March 12, 1930. He immigrated to Colebrook, NH in 1956 working as a cook, and lumberjack then journed to Hartford, CT in 1957 taking a position as a sheet-metal worker before settling into a lengthy construction career, retiring in 1992 after 35 years of service with McKeown Drywall and US Drywall, Inc. He eventually moved to South Windsor in 1972. He loved supporting his children with various construction projects at their homes. Lionel was an senior hockey league player in Canada and the US. He went on to coach both of his sons in various youth hockey programs in the Hartford area. He also was one of the founding fathers of the South Windsor Youth Hockey Association. He enjoyed cheering for the Montreal Canadians, Hartford Whalers and NY Yankees. Throughout his life he enjoyed country music, deep sea and trout fishing in the local waters. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Super Sixties club of South Windsor.
He is predeceased by his brothers Joseph and Robert Carbonneau; sisters Jean Labbe, Denise Laberge, Estelle Davis, and Eva Lamoureux. Those left to treasure his memory include his wife Jeannine (Labrie) Carbonneau of South Windsor; son, Dan Carbonneau and partner Joyce Macena of South Windsor; daughter Carol (Carbonneau) Shaw and husband Bradford Shaw of Southbury, CT; son Steve Carbonneau of Atlanta, GA; sister Helen (Carbonneau) Grondin of Hallandale Beach, FL; sister-in-law Jeanne D'Arc (Bergereon) Carbonneau, Nashua, NH and granddaughter Taylor Shaw of Southbury, CT. He also leaves Yvan & Monique Labrie, Monique & Gerard Boudreau, Carmen Bernard, Therese Bedard of Quebec; Denise Perreault, Northbridge, MA, Denis & Fernande Labrie of West Hartford, CT, Normand & Marguerite Labrie of Nashua, NH and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Friday, January 3, 2014 from 4-7pm at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Church 673 Ellington Road, South Windsor, at 11am. Burial will be performed privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lionel's memory maybe made to South Windsor Youth Hockey Association PO Box 1033 South Windsor, CT 06074 or St. Francis of Assisi Church of South Windsor 673 Ellington, Road, South Windsor, CT 06074. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest book.
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