Eugene "Leo"'s Story
Eugene "Leo" Catineau, age 91, of Salem, N.H., died Wednesday at Greystone Farms, Salem, NH.
Leo was born in Lawrence, Mass., where he grew up and was educated and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1944. He was a resident of Salem for the past 14 years.
Leo was retired from Watts Regulator in North Andover, Mass., after 40 years of service, where he was a Millwright and Maintenance Mechanic. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and served during World War II. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Tucson in Japan. He also served on the U.S.S. Perkins and the U.S.S. Missouri. While on the U.S.S. Missouri he witnessed the signing of the Japanese surrender papers. He received the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal.
Leo loved music and singing. He enjoyed the outdoors and going on long drives. He was also an avid Red Sox fan.
Leo was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Helen E. (Rheaume) Catineau. He was also predeceased by his sister, Jeanette Demers.
He is survived by his children, Marie Guay of Fremont, N.H., Mark and his wife, Maria Catineau of Florida, Paul Catineau of Raymond, N.H., and Laura and her husband, Mark Price of Salem, N.H.; grandchildren, Sarah, Aimee, Trista, Paul-Michael, Kyra, Anthony, Michael, Christine, Steven, and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Hailey, Rebecca, Ethan, Grace, and Austin; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, May 2 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Theresa's Church, Methuen, MA. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, Lawrence, MA.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, May 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carrier Family Funeral Home, 38 Range Rd., Windham, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel, 22 Plymouth St., Methuen, MA 01844. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.carrierfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 30, 2017