William G. Croteau, 82
William G. Croteau, 82, of Dartmouth, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He was the husband of Agnes (Costa) Croteau, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.
Mr. Croteau was born in Acushnet, son of the late Wenceslaus and Alice (Daigneault) Croteau and had been a lifelong resident of Dartmouth.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Prior to retirement, he had worked as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics and Blount Marine in the shipbuilding industry.
He was the owner and operator of Bill's Gun Shop in Dartmouth for over 50 years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of the High Hill Fox and Coon Club in Dartmouth, the New Bedford Rod and Gun Club and the New Bedford Rifle Range.
Mr. Croteau was a communicant of St. George Church, Westport and he enjoyed traveling with his wife, especially to his home that he built in the Adirondacks.
Survivors along with his wife include his daughter, Christine Croteau of Fall River; his son, Michael Croteau of Dartmouth; two grandchildren, Mikey Croteau and Lexi Croteau; and a brother, Wilfred Croteau, Sr. of Dartmouth.
He was the brother of the late Roland and Raymond Croteau.
Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be Monday, January 13, 2020 from the Potter Funeral Home at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. George Church, Westport at 10:00 a.m.
Calling hours were Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Dartmouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.