Brattleboro- Joseph William, “Joe” Pineau, 71 of South Main Street passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in the comfort of his home with his family at his side following a courageous battle with cancer.
Joe was born in Wilmington on September 20, 1946 the son of William C. and Lurana (Watson) Pineau. He was raised in Bennington attending Sacred Heart Parochial School and was a graduate of Bennington Catholic High School, Class of 1965. He went on to attend Paul Smith College in Saranac Lake, New York.
He worked his entire career in law enforcement joining the Brattleboro Police Department in 1968 retiring in 2004 at the rank of Detective Sergeant following 36 faithful years with the town of Brattleboro. He later became a U.S. Marshall working as a guard at the U.S. Federal Court on Main Street for five years. Joe was a graduate of the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford.
He was a former member of the Brattleboro Kiwanis Club and was a proud member of the National Rifle Association.
A man of faith, he was a longtime communicant of Saint Michael Roman Catholic Church.
A diehard NASCAR fan he attended several racing events throughout the years in the Poconos, Virginia and other regional locations. He was also a skilled woodworker something he inherited from his father. Joe also enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and time shared with his family especially his grandson.
On September 16, 1967 at Sacred Heart Church in Bennington he was married to Carol Boutin who survives.
Besides his faithful and devoted wife of 50 years he leaves two daughters, Kimberly Pineau Degear and her husband Glenn of Norwich, NY and Andrea Pineau Allbee and her husband Jason of Westminster, VT, one sister, Susan Strosnider of Castleton, VT, his grandson, Nicholson William Degear and several nieces and nephews.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 1:00 P.M. at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church with Fr. Justin Baker, pastor, celebrant. Burial will follow in White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be made to, Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302, Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Brattleboro, VT 05301, or to the Brattleboro Fire Department Retirement Fund, 103 Elliot St., Brattleboro, VT 05301.