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Chester “Chet” A. Rousseau

Published 9:47am Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chester “Chet” A. Rousseau passed away at his home June 20, 2013 with his faithful and loving dog Max at his side.

Chet was survived by his wife Linda Rousseau; his children Debbie Rousseau, Roxanne Rousseau and Wayne Maine, all from Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and his other daughter Barbara Rousseau from Warner NH; his 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; his sisters Joyce Kochol, Barbara and Paul Gross from Zephyrhills, Fla.; and his two brothers Ronnie Rousseau and Rocky Rousseau both from Las Vegas, NV.

He was preceded in death by both parents and brother Eugene “Geno” Rousseau.

Chet was from Penacook New Hampshire, but called Troy, Ala. his home.

The services for Chet will be held at the Harmony Baptist Church off old 231 in Meeksville, Ala. on Sunday June 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. Chet will be laid to rest in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bosquine, NH, following a full military service.

Chet served his country when he joined the United States Marine Corps and served his country in the Vietnam war. He has served as a color guard in New Hampshire and when he moved here. He continued service, helping to decorate the tomb of the unknown soldier as well as attending the memorial service. He is a lifetime member of the VFW post 7055, as well as a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League chartered by the Congress of the United States of America. Chet also belongs locally to the American Legion serving the Troy/Brundidge area.

Chet is a master horseshoe player winning many champions over his lifetime.

Chet never met a stranger and was always there when anyone needed anything, from help with something, to just listening when people needed to talk. What a wonderful place this would be if there were more people like him in this world. He will certainly be missed!

In lieu of flowers, there are two things which would mean very much to him, the building fund for Harmony Baptist church, as he was a member of the church and wanted to do much needed repairs there, or the Wounded Warrior Foundation to help our veterans, which also much needed.

 

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