Obituaries

Richard D. Gregoire

August 22, 1931 - November 23, 2012

Richard D. Gregoire, 81, of St. Charles passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.  Richard was born August 22, 1931 in Eau Claire, WI the son of Day and Ruth (nee McCarthy) Gregoire.  He was united in marriage to Joanne Swanson June 11, 1954 in Eau Claire, WI. Richard served in the United States Army.  He graduated in the top of his class from the University of Minnesota.  Richard later passed his CPA exam and worked for Teledyne as their comptroller until this retirement in 1998.  He was a member of the St. Charles Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife Joanne; a son Jeff (Diana) Gregoire of Geneva; a daughter Jeannie Kranz of St. Charles; daughter-in-law Kathy Gregoire of Batavia; seven grandchildren Rick, Mike, Brittany, David, Tanya, Tyler Gregoire and Kyle Kranz; a great-grandson Matthew Gregoire and two sisters Joyce and Joanne. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son Rick M. Gregoire and a brother Jim Gregoire.  Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. Funeral service will begin with prayers from the funeral home at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday November 28, 2012 before proceeding to St. Peter Catholic Church 1891 Kaneville Road Geneva, IL to celebrate Mass at 10:30 A.M.

Guest Book

  • Martha Larson Joanne & family, Sorry for your loss. I was Dick's secretary at Teledyne Pines. I'll always remember his & Frank's practical jokes on each other.
  • Barbara and Marvin Kranz Marvin and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you Joanne and Jeannie as well as to your extended family. We are truly sorry for your loss and we shall keep you both in our prayers during these trying, difficult times.
  • Frank Schemberger Joanne, Jeff, Jeannie, and kids.... I was saddened at the news of Dick's passing. He and you were a big part of my childhood, and enjoyed the times shared with you at my folks "events" and gatherings. Mom and Dad so enjoyed your visits and we all enjoyed Dick's sense of humor and infectuous laugh. Some of the best times my Dad had in his "rec room" was when Dick was there. Although I won't be travelling to the funeral, I will be with you in spirit and prayer. Celebrate his life and feel good in the knowledge that he is watching over all of us. ..... Frank
  • Kathy Gregoire My deepest sympathies to Joanne, Jeff, Dianna and Jean, along with all the grandkids. Mr. G always had nice things to say and tried to see the humor in everything! Mr. G was the strongest man I have ever met and he never stopped fighting for his health and he fought a great fight! We will be missed by everyone!
  • Marlene Odegard Joanne, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I remember Dick as having this great smile. I know he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Love, Marlene