Dudley- Randy Lee Courtemanche Sr., 57, passed away peacefully at home the morning of Monday April 9th, 2018 with his family by his side. Randy’s final days were spent in comfort, surrounded by family and friends.
Randy was born on November 7, 1960 in Southbridge, to Leo and Gloria Courtemanche and is survived by his mother, Gloria, but recently predeceased by his father, Leo. Randy is also survived by his 7 children; Randy Courtemanche Jr and his partner Amanda Listewnik of Oxford/Holyoke, Joseph Wigglesworth of Webster, Crystal and her husband Jeff Souter of Cranston, RI, John Courtemanche of Webster, Brandi Courtemanche of Cranston, RI, Noah Courtemanche of Dudley and stepson, Jaime Mrazik of Dudley, his previous wives Debra Despin/Light of Thompson, CT, Lisa Tetreault/Croteau of Thompson, CT, and long-time partner and caregiver, Jennifer Galligan of Dudley, his brothers, Robert of Dudley, Steven of Webster, Gary of Douglas, Michael of Dudley, and his sister Cherry of Webster. Randy is also survived by his 12 grandchildren, Tyler, Alyssa, Colten, Karissah, Breonna, Jack Avery, John Jr, Jayden, Brooke, Dakota, Gage and Shyann, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Randy enjoyed avid fishing and outdoor sportsmanship throughout his life. He was well known in this area for catching the “big fish,” without the big fish tale. He won some nice cash prizes in consecutive ice fishing derbies and other fishing pools throughout the years in fresh water and deep sea sport. He was a state champion for calico bass and collected many state pins for incredible trophy fish including channel catfish. He was also a true blue deep sea fisherman, unlike what most could imagine, and so his family enjoyed naming him the “Codfather!” Indeed he was! We all loved his cooking and his famous fish chowder too! Randy truly believed that every child should learn to fish and know survival skills. He was also a big NASCAR fan and loved gardening.
Randy barely ever missed a day of work and was a well-known roofer and artisan in these areas of Mass and Connecticut most of his life. His hard work left a legacy of quality roofs and workmanship on many homes we all drive by today! Hindsight is so impressive once we reflect.
Randy will be missed and always remembered for the many lessons he taught us all, good and bad, great and small. As Randy’s father Leo has also recently passed, we want to welcome all of Randy’s and Leo’s friends and family to their father and son Celebration of Life on June 30th at high noon at the Dudley Grange at 139 Center Rd in Dudley. Lunch will be served and memories will be shared. Please join us. The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street, Webster MA has been entrusted with his arrangements. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle.
With loving gratitude, the family would like to thank Hospice of Southern Worcester County and all the people whom have been here for Randy during his time of transition. Please send any donations to the non profit organizations, Technocopia, 44 Portland St, Worcester, MA 01608, and the Dudley Grange, Post 163, 139 Center Road, Dudley MA.