Eugene M. Rheault

Born: Tue., Jul. 25, 1933
Died: Sat., Jun. 2, 2018


Visitation

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Jun. 21, 2018
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.


Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 21, 2018
Location: St. Cecilia's Church


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KENNEBUNK--Eugene M. Rheault, 84, died at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Eugene was the first child of Emile and Annette (Vincent) Rheault born on July 25th , 1933 at Leominster Hospital, Leominster, Massachusetts.

He attended elementary school at St. Cecelia’s and received a scholarship to Assumption Preparatory School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Assumption College, class of 1955 and later received a Masters Degree from Worcester Teachers’ College and also received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies.

Eugene was predeceased by his sister, Elaine Rheault Langen and his brother, Norman Rheault.

Gene is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Geri (Ball), sons James (Laurie) and Scott (Andrea), grandchildren Elizabeth Streeter (Christopher), Sarah, Matthew and Nicholas Rheault, great grandsons, Ben, Emmett, Garrett and Gavin Streeter.

Eugene served in the army as a Medical Specialist with the rank of Sergeant E5 and was stationed in Iceland for the greater part of his service.

Eugene began his teaching career at Fitchburg High School where he met his wife of 56 years, Geri, who also taught there. He spent the majority of his teaching career as a French teacher at Leominster High School and as Head of the Foreign Language Department there. Gene particularly enjoyed attending the 50th reunion of the class of 1967 that he served as faculty advisor.

Eugene traveled extensively in France, on two occasions spending a month there traveling by train and bicycling through the beautiful French countryside. He bicycled with friends in Florida right up to the time that we returned to our home in Maine where the accident occurred that precipitated his death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 21st at 11 am in St. Cecilia’s Church, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster. Burial will be in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 21st from 9 - 10:30 am in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster.

Eugene

I wrote your name in the sky

But the wind blew it away

I wrote your name in the sand

But the waves washed it away

I wrote your name in my heart

And forever it will stay

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Ann “Tiffy” D’Innocenzo
   Posted Mon June 18, 2018
Mr. Rheault was a gentle, thoughtful, intelligent man that I will always remember as my French teacher and friend. He was a dedicated class advisor and teacher and he holds a special place in the hearts of all the students of the Class or 1967. His memory will live on for all those whose lives he touched.
I am very sad to hear of his passing but feel blessed to have known him and have the wonderful memories of him as my French teacher and advisor.
May he Rest In Peace.
Ann D’Innocenzo
Class of ‘67

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