CARIBOU and ELLENTON, Fla. - Robert J. Jandreau, died peacefully Nov. 18, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born Oct. 5, 1925, in St. Francis, to Felix and Philomen Jandreau, one of 11 children.
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He was educated in St. Francis schools and enlisted in the 292nd Engineering Combat Battalion in 1944. He served during World War II in central Europe until his honorable discharge in 1946. On June 17, 1950, he married Aline Beaulieu in Soldier Pond, and they moved to Limestone, where he was employed by the Corps of Engineers at Loring Air Force Base. He worked at Loring Air Force Base from 1950 to 1965 and from 1976 to 1980. Robert and Aline moved to Caribou in 1965 after purchasing Bob's Superette grocery store and operated it until 1976. After his retirement in 1980, Robert and Aline began splitting their time between Florida and their camp on Cross Lake. Robert enjoyed fishing, reading, playing cards, dancing and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his work ethic and deep adoration and support of his beloved wife of 62 years.
He is survived by his wife, Aline of Ellenton, Fla.; and daughters, Janine Reeves of Bethel, Vt., Michelle and Doug Cahill of Vail, Colo., and Denise and Rich Cronin of Wells. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Daniel Luttrell of Burlington, Vt., and Calder, Lia and Elie Cahill of Vail, Colo.; a sister, Annette Dumond of Fort Kent; and brother, Alphie Jandreau of Summerfield, Fla. He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, four sisters; and his grandson, Matthew Reeves.
A military service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Robert's request was that any contributions in his memory be made to the Matthew Reeves Memorial Scholarship Fund, Mascoma Savings Bank, 55 Main St., Bethel, VT 05032, attention: Kelly Hill.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 23, 2012