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OBIT-Harvey Emery Pleau, 83, son of Napolean and Bertha (Harvey) Pleau
Posted by: Elaine Bailey (ID *****3359) Date: May 16, 2010 at 08:26:47
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Harvey Emery Pleau, 83, of Carpenter Hill Rd. died Thurs. May 13, 2010 in Beaumont Skilled Nursing Ctr., Northbridge. He was the husband of the late Anne T. (Matondi) Pleau who died in 2007. Mr. Pleau was employed for the Medfield State Hospital for 20 years until retiring in 1985. He previously owned and operated the former Upton Painting Co. and had been employed at the former Draper Corp. in Hopedale. He was born June 19, 1926 in Medway, the son of the late Napolean and Bertha (Harvey) Pleau and was a graduate of Medway High School, Class of 1944. He was a resident of Medway, Bellingham and Franklin before moving to Uxbridge in 1996 and Mendon in 2007.Mr. Pleau served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during WWII and was a staunch supporter of the VFW and Disabled American Veterans. He was a fifth generation descendent of David Emery who fought in the Battle of Boston and served as a Life Guard to George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The Emery's were founding settlers of Newbury MA and later founded Fairfield and Fort Kent Maine. In his earlier years, he enjoyed hiking, fishing, and most of all, baseball. He was an avid Red Sox fan and volunteered as a Boy Scout leader and was a coach for the adult/patient softball league at Medfield State Hospital. After retirement he traveled extensively with his late wife visiting diverse places from the Mexican Baja to Norway. Mr. Pleau is survived by one son Dale F. Pleau of Mendon, one brother Sam Pleau of Twinsville, Ohio, one sister Florence Ek of West Bridgewater, two grandchildren; Robert J. Pleau and Sarah A. Pleau of Mendon. He was predeceased by two brothers Edward Pleau and Louis Pleau and two sisters Ruth Cusson and Ethel Hall. Funeral services will be held Tues. May 18, 2010 at 10 AM in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford, MA (bumafuneralhome.com). Burial will follow in the MA National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours will be Mon. May 17, 2010 from 5 | 8 PM in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168

Published in Milford Daily News on May 15, 2010


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