CALIFORNIA: Donald L. Renaud, Sr., “Butch”, 78, of Bethel Island, CA, went home to our Heavenly Father on September 27, 2020 after a long illness. He was surrounded by his family.
Butch was born on February 17, 1942 in Westfield, MA to Victor and Yvonne Renaud. He graduated from Westfield High School.
He married Carol Ann Broughton, also from Westfield, MA on March 7, 1964. They were married for 56 years.
Butch worked as a Life insurance agent and then manager for Bankers Life for most of his life. He then moved to California in 1982. He was a jokester, loved riding his motorcycle, and fishing off his boat. He occasionally played golf but preferred to use a cue to hit balls in holes closer together, Billiards! He was quite the billiards player. He had a big heart and would give the shirt off his back to any family or friend for just the asking.
Butch is survived by his wife Carol Renaud of Bethel Island, CA; his daughter Barbara and John Avila of Sweet, ID; his son Donald Jr. and Tracy Renaud of Vacaville, CA; his granddaughter Kelsey Stoller of Meridian, ID; his grandson Tyler Avila of Boise, ID; his great-granddaughter Vivian Stoller of Meridian, ID; his brother Richard Renaud of Springfield, MA; his sisters Gloria Bechard of Vermont and Jean Rines of The Woodlands, TX and many, many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews throughout the United States.
He is preceded in death by his mother Yvonne Renaud, his father Victor Renaud, his daughter Melissa Renaud, his sisters Pearl Smith, Rita Deveno, Lorraine Lampman, Theresa Bates and Linda Worden; his brothers Robert Renaud, Joseph Renaud, Victor Renaud and David Renaud.
Funeral Services will be held at graveside at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 203 Southampton Rd., Westfield, MA on Saturday, May 22nd at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children- Springfield, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104 (413) 735-1368