Raymond Bleau

Obituary of Raymond Bleau

Raymond F. "Pete" Bleau, age 87, of S. Otsego St., a longtime Mohawk resident, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 1, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica. Pete was born February 27, 1918 in Ilion, son of the late Louis and Bessie (Suters) Bleau. He was a graduate of Ilion High School. A veteran of WWII, Pete served with the US Army Air Corps in the European Theater of War. On June 25, 1942, he was united in marriage to Mildred "Millie" Anhel, a blessed union of 62 years. Pete was employed in the publication department at Sperry Rand-Univac in Ilion for 30 years. He was later employed by the Remington Arms Co., retiring in 1982. Pete was a member of the Mohawk Reformed Church, Ilion-Frankfort Masonic Lodge, and AARP. Survivors include his beloved wife, Mildred "Millie" Bleau; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Donna and Stephen Seifritz of Syracuse; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Donna Bleau of Colorado; one sister, Betty Seymour of VA; one brother, Carl Bleau of Ilion; four cherished grandchildren, Christopher Bleau, Niccole Bleau, Caitlin Seifritz, Molly Seifritz; one great-grandson, Edison Bleau; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Pete was predeceased by his sisters, Ardel Lockyer and Dorothy Finnegan; two brothers, Kenneth Bleau and Louis Bleau. Family and friends are invited to Mr. Bleau's funeral service Thursday, May 5th, commencing at 2 p.m. at the Mohawk Reformed Church. Following the funeral service, a gathering will be held in the church hall for refreshments and fellowship. Interment will take place 4 p.m. (Thursday) at Armory Hill Cemetery. There are no public calling hours. In lieu of floral offerings, please consider memorial contributions in Pete's name to the Mohawk Reformed Church. Donation envelopes will be available at the church. All arrangements have been entrusted to the Graves-Applegate-Day Funeral Home, 48 E. Main St., Mohawk.
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