Salem — Joseph A. Robicheau, 84, of Salem, died at his home on Thursday, February 20, 2014, following a long illness. He was the devoted husband of Gloria D. (Maurais) Robicheau, with whom he had shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn and raised in Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Lorette (Comeau) Robicheau. Joe returned to the area shortly before joining the Navy during the Korean Conflict, and served aboard the USS New Jersey. Following his tour of duty, he returned home to begin his career with the H. P. Hood Creamery in Charlestown. He retired from Hood in 1990 after 42 years with the company.
A quiet man, Joe loved his family, his home and his garden. He was a longtime member of Ste. Anne Parish, and was a life member of the Witch City VFW Post 1524.
In addition to his wife, Gloria, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa M. Mullins and her husband, Steven, and Paula M. Archambault and her husband, U.S. Navy LCDR Raoul Archambault; two grandsons, Ryan and Sean Mullins; two brothers, Gerald Robicheau, and Alphie Robicheau and his wife, Marjorie; a sister-in-law, Cecile Robicheau; as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Louis, Laurence, Paul, Daley, and Emily.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to an hour of visitation on Thursday, February 27, from 9 to 10 a.m., with his funeral service to follow at 10 a.m., at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St., Route 114/1-A, Salem. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Blood Services, 99 Rosewood Dr., Suite 190, Danvers, MA 01923. For his guest book and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com.