BRISTOL, Conn. — Joseph Camille Reno Gorneau, 74, of Bristol, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Bristol Hospital.

“Reno” was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Frenchville, a son of the late Fred and Cecile (Deschaine) Gorneault. He served his country while in the U.S. Army, serving overseas in a tank division.

Before retiring, he was employed at New Departure-Hyaett, Division of General Motors and was a member of the Franco-American Club, Disabled American Veterans McNamee Post No. 5 and the American Legion Seicheprey Post No. 2 of Bristol.

He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed the annual potato harvest on his father’s old farm in Fort Kent.

Mr. Gorneau is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Anita Gorneau of Bristol; a beloved daughter, Diane Elizabeth Gorneau of Bristol; three brothers, Armand Gorneault of Burlington, Reginald Gorneault of Bristol and Lionel Gorneault of West Palm Beach, Fla.; seven sisters, Roseanne Bowers of Bristol, Sylvia Pelkey of Fort Fairfield, Yvette Picard of Poland Spring, Lorette Stec of Revere, Mass., Viola Gorneault, Edwina Rodrigue and Emelia Thornton, all of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers, Donald, Albert, Richard, Paul Emile and Vincent Gorneault; and two sisters, Arlene Beland and Bertha Dupre.

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