Edgar G. Allard – Glocester

Edgar G. Allard – Glocester

Edgar G. Allard, 80, of Chepachet, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017, at Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. He was the husband of the late Pauline L. (Pouliot) Allard. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Laetitia L. (Giguère) Allard.

Edgar was an Army Veteran who worked in the motor pool. After leaving the service, he worked for Gilbane Construction while earning a degree at night in auto mechanics from DeVry Institute. He was a very talented mechanic who really loved working on any type of engine or motor and could always be found in his garage after work. He had worked as a truck mechanic for Garelick Farms, Home Coal, and Trottier’s Express as well as a truck driver for the latter two and for SuperValu for over 17 years before retiring.

Besides going on “Sunday drives” and playing cards, Edgar enjoyed bowling, camping with his fifth wheel, quoits, horseshoes, doing puzzles, and having his morning cup of coffee with all his friends at the local donut shop. He was a member of the Glocester Sr. Center Pitch Club and the Crystal Lake Pitch League.

He is survived by his two daughters: Charlene Kay and her husband, Charles, of Pascoag, R.I., and Karen Doolittle and her husband, James, of Chepachet, R.I., with whom he lived; four grandchildren: Kathleen and CJ Kay and Jonathan and Paige Doolittle; his siblings: Roger Allard and his wife, Joan, of Garden Grove, Calif., Andrè Allard and his wife, Aline, of Slatersville, R.I., Georgette Cook and her husband, Robert, of Lincoln, N.H., Madeleine Edman and her husband, Richard, of Holly, N.Y., and predeceased by his brothers Joseph E., Marcel, and Charles. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Robert Pouliot and his wife, Diane, of South Bellingham, Mass., and numerous nieces and nephews as well as his companion, Lucille LaPlume, formerly of Woonsocket.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 13 at 11 a.m. in the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m.

Donations in his memory may be made to The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 1912, East Greenwich, RI 02818.