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Emile Earl Papineau
December 29, 1938 ~ August 4, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
Emile Earl Papineau, 84, of Colchester, passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Friday, August 4, 2023 at Middlesex Hospital. Born December 29, 1938, in Waterbury, CT; he was the son of the late Emile Henry Papineau and Lillian (Comtois) Papineau. Emile met his wife, Florence Dionne after attending a dance at the French Club in Waterbury, they married in 1966 and moved to California, they settled back in CT where they raised their family. For the past 25 years Emile and Florence traveled to and from Arizona, spending time in their home located in Surprise. Emile trained as a butcher from the time he was a teenager, learning his trade at Stop & Shop. He went on to work as a butcher at various stores, and eventually purchased his own market called South Side Superette located in Willimantic during the 1980’s. He continued his career in the meat business consulting for companies including IBP and Bozzuto's as a senior meat specialist. He had a passion for the meat industry and continued to work up until his 80's. Emile loved shooting pool, going to car shows, boating, traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Florence Papineau; sons Raymond and wife Patti Papineau, Paul and wife Julie Papineau, daughter Jeanette Riquier and husband Doug; sister Elaine Murno and husband Richard; grandchildren Elizabeth, Meagan, Lance, Kylie and Miranda Papineau and Calvin and Jack Riquier; and numerous other extended family and friends. The family will receive guests August 24th from 10 to 11 AM directly at the St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT, followed by an 11 AM Memorial Mass at the church and reception at noon to follow. Burial will be private. To sign the online guest book or share a memory of Emile, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com