Roger A. Gleason

Born: Mon., Aug. 25, 1947
Died: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 01, 2018
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Sep. 01, 2018
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

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Lisbon – Roger A. Gleason, 70, passed away peacefully at his home on August 15, 2018 surrounded by his family.
He was born August 25, 1947 in MA to the late Wyllis and Ila (Poynter) Gleason.
Roger was employed at UCONN as a Construction Management Engineer for over 30 years, retiring in 2017.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharon (Roe) Gleason, and their two sons, Jesse Gleason of Lisbon, and Brent Gleason and wife Megan (McGory) of Griswold, and one grandson, Roger A. Gleason. Roger is also survived by siblings Michael, John, Mark, and Russell Gleason, and sisters Beverly Noble and Kathleen Conley.  He was predeceased by his sister Donna Kemnitz and three nephews, John, Christopher, and Dustin Gleason.
Calling hours will be held Saturday September 1, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with Memorial Service to follow, at the Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home, 490 Voluntown Road, Jewett City, CT.
Donations may be made to: Versailles United Methodist Church, PO Box 374, 4 Church Street, Versailles, CT 06383, or to St. Jude Common, 3 Myrtle Drive, Norwich CT 06360.
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Deanna Boyle
   Posted Mon August 20, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Roger from the racetrack. He would pop over the house once in a while for a visit. I always loved his conversations. He will be mossed and your family will be in our prayers!

Jim and Deanna Boyle

Deneane Fletcher
   Posted Mon August 20, 2018
Our hearts go out to the Gleason family. Our family have been friends or should say extended family for years. He may be gone but his memories in our hearts live on. Our prayers go out to all of you.
The FLETCHER family

June stoddard and Marty Bohn
   Posted Mon August 20, 2018

Marty and I are so sorry for your loss.
Your family are in our thoughts and sending prayers

Scott Cook
   Posted Tue August 21, 2018
Truely a great man, who brought smiles, laughter and great company. Sorry for loss.

Marlena Lawrence
   Posted Tue August 21, 2018
Sharon, Jesse, and Brent,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy is with you all.

Water company - Linda & Annette
   Posted Tue August 21, 2018
Sharon, Brent and Jesse,

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of a wonderful man in your lives. Wishing you comfort in the beautiful memories you have to cherish of him.

Linda Davis & Annette Chapman

Marjorie Wenzel-Winters
   Posted Tue August 21, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Roger was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace.

Shelley Maloney
   Posted Thu August 23, 2018
I worked with Roger at UCONN for many years. He always had a smile and joke or two to tell. I remember that he always loved his family, especially his grandson - with pictures of course! Take care and remember that now St Peter has to beat his car at the heavenly racetrack. He will always be my friend and my prayers will be with you.

mohammad haghpanah
   Posted Thu August 23, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss.

Gary Dixon
   Posted Thu August 23, 2018
I worked with Roger for 18 of his 30 years at UConn. He was a good man who was great at his job. I always knew when we teamed up on a construction project the result would be finished work we both could be proud of, and that would make the university a better place for students, faculty and staff. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Lou Gaedt
   Posted Mon August 27, 2018
Roger and I were neighbors at UConn for many years. We had many laughs and shared many stories. I know a little about your family with only meeting the boys once or twice. Roger was a talented man at work and I knew he was devoted to his family. He tried his best to keep me out of trouble through the years. I also have cancer and he was a great help and source of information. I am deeply sorrow for his passing and your sorrows. I will always have a spot for him in my heart.
Lou Gaedt

Pete Puhlick
   Posted Sat September 01, 2018
Twenty-nine years ago we were leaving for a motorcycle trip that took us to Montana then back through Oklahoma and up the Appalachians during a hurricane back to Connecticut; it seems like yesterday.
We had great fun over the past 30 years doing all sorts of things whilst at work and away from work. Skiing and fishing were some of the best times together.
Chief Raincloud was one of less than a handful of men who had a great influence on me;
I am only better because of his influence.
Chief Raincloud told me to tell all the stories of his adventures at his funeral, but who would ever believe them unless you were there?
One of the proudest things that ever happened for him was the naming of his grandson whom is carrying on the family name.
Yes, in my memories he is a great friend still.

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