Roger A. Tetreault, Sr. (80) died peacefully at home with his family on January 2, 2018. He was born January 14, 1937, to George L. Tetreault, Sr. and Alice C. (Briere) Tetreault in Pawtucket, RI. He was a lifelong resident of Springfield with the exception of the years from 2000-2016 when he lived in The Villages, FL. He graduated St. Joseph's Grammar School and Cathedral High School (1956). While at Cathedral he played defense with the CHS state championship hockey team. He enlisted in the US Army where he was a helicopter mechanic, and while stationed in Alaska he played on the Army hockey team. After discharge in 1959 he worked at local businesses including the Springfield Armory and Package Machinery , before owning Berkshire Atlantic service station. He became a Springfield Police Officer in 1971 and proudly served the city until his retirement in 2000. He was a hard worker, meticulous and detailed. During his time with the SPD he earned a bachelor degree from Western New England College.
He loved playing hockey and played until the age of 60. He enjoyed attending his children’s sports and academic activities. Some of his happiest memories were of the annual vacation week at the beach in Wildwood Crest, NJ with his family.
Roger was predeceased by his parents, his daughter Eileen, his brother George, Jr., sister Claire Cieboter and brother in law Richard Cieboter, and many other family members.
He will be sadly missed by his first wife, Jeanette Gilmartin, his children, Christine, Deborah, Janet and Roger Tetreault, Jr. (Patty Moriarty). He is also survived by his second wife, Joan Tetreault, five grandchildren, Wendi Linn, Christopher Maza and wife Eileen, Beth Maza and Antwain Bridges, Justin and Briana Doyle, and great grandchildren, Jeremy Linn, Deus, Cruz, and Geia Guzman, Jadyn Martinez and Baby Maza. Funeral Services will be held SAT 9:45 AM from the SAMPSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ACRES, 21 TINKHAM RD., followed by a 11 AM Liturgy of Christian Burial in Holy Cross Church, 219 Plumtree Rd., Spfld. Burial will private and at the convenience of the family. Calling Hours will be held FRIDAY from 4 to 7 PM.
His family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Khan, Dr. Farooqui, Dr. Haddad and the nurses and staff at the Sister Caritas Center for their compassionate care during this past year.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pathlight, Inc., 220 Brookdale Drive, Spfld, MA 01104 or to a charity of one's choice.