Origene J. Petrin ascended to the heavens reuniting with his loving wife of 63 years, two twinkling stars shining down on all of us.
Born September 8, 1920, in St. David, Quebec, Dad passed peacefully at home on October 3, 2016.
Predeceased by his wife, Florence (Zigman) Petrin, his parents, Albert and Flora Petrin and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a sister, Anna Routhier; two brothers, Henry and Victor Petrin; several nieces, nephews and children: Gregory Petrin of Claremont and Deborah Petrin of Grantham; one grandson, Tyler Petrin, and his beloved dog Holly.
Origene (Gene) was a World War II Hero in the US Army (1944 – 1945), receiving a Purple Heart and Silver Star. He was considered a member of the “Greatest Generation.” He was also awarded a Presidential Unit Citation. In April 2016 he was presented with France’s Highest “Legion of Honor” Medal in Charlestown. Once home from the war his first job was delivering Western Union Telegrams on his bicycle. He started working at the Joy Foundry in Claremont, retiring after 46 ½ years. Dad embraced being a husband and a father. Some of his joys included trips to Alaska, antiquing, gardening, sugaring and his love of the woods at the Hemlock Farm. He was respected and loved by many.
We want to express our deepest gratitude to all who provided professional, kind and compassionate care for Dad.
Join us to celebrate Origene’s life on Monday, October 10, at Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH from 5 – 7 PM.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 11, at St. Catherine’s Church in Charlestown at 1:00 PM. Fr. Steven Lepine, former pastor of St. Catherine’s will be officiating.
Interment at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen will be held at a later date.
Please share a memory of Origene or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
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