Joseph Arthur Bureau, 85, of West Haven, CT passed away January 20, 2023 at home with his beloved family by his side.
Joseph, also known as Tootsie to his parents, Arthur to his wife, Dad to his daughters, and Pappy to his grandkids, was born October 19, 1937 in New Haven, CT to Arthur and Marie Bureau. He was raised in West Haven, CT and had the fondest memories of Savin Rock Amusement Park, drag racing his classic 50’s cars, and helping his father fix cars in his auto repair shop.
Joseph went on to serve in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Texas, Ohio, and England until he was honorably discharged. Shortly after his service commitment, he returned home to CT where he met his wife, married, started a career in home building and built the house that he shared with his wife and four daughters.
In his later years, Joseph went on to serve as West Shore Fire Commissioner and started a home inspection business where he worked until his mid 70’s.
Joseph always felt his biggest accomplishment was raising a loving, close-knit family. He was the sweetest and kindest husband, father and grandfather, and will be truly missed.
Joseph leaves behind his wife, Barbara Bureau, daughters, Beth Bureau-Heyn (Jeff Heyn), Julie Clark (Craig Clark), Anne Reynolds (Matthew Reynolds), and Janine Bureau (Joshua Malkin), grandkids, Carter and Kaiden Reynolds, Jackson and Emilia Heyn, James Clark, Cole Saraiva, and Charles, Lucas, and Rachel Malkin, brother, Richard Bureau (Darlene Evans), sister in laws, Anna Hogan and Barbara Avery-Bureau, brother in law Francis Graff (Tina Graff), and nieces and nephews, David Bureau, Brian Bureau, Justin Bureau, Kristen Hogan, Kelly Hogan, Kathleen Hogan-Bentz, Amy Graff, and Frederick Graff.
Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Marie Bureau, as well as his brother, Robert Bureau.
Arthur, Dad, Pappy- God broke our hearts on 1/20/23 but he proved he only takes the best. You will remain in our hearts until we meet again somewhere in time.
Family and friends may visit the Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm St., West Haven Thursday, January 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 27 at St. Lawrence Church, 207 Main St., West Haven at 10:30 a.m. with full military honors to follow. Burial at St. Lawrence Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka Kansas 66675-8516. To leave an online tribute or condolence please visit www.keenanfuneralhome.com.
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