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NORTHBRIDGE -- Phileas E. Remillard, 82, of Ash Street, a World War II veteran, died Thursday, Jan. 23, in Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital, Milford. His wife, Jeanne M. (Brouillard) Remillard, predeceased him. He leaves four sons, David C. and John V. Remillard, both of Northbridge, Michael G. Remillard of Fall River and Thomas E. Remillard of Sebastian, Fla.; five brothers, Lancelot ''Lanny'' and James Remillard, both of Uxbridge, Harry and Norman Remillard, both of Yarmouth, and Raymond R. Remillard of Brewster; three sisters, Vivian R. Remillard of West Roxbury, Constance Dukes of Uxbridge and Blanche Rothie of California; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. A brother, George Remillard of Northbridge, predeceased him.

He was born in Linwood, son of Phileas N. and Julia (White) Remillard, and graduated from Northbridge High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Mr. Remillard was a horologist. As an expert watchmaker, he was certified by Rolex, Seiko and Bulova watch companies. He worked several years at Sharfman's Jewelers in Worcester. Previously, he worked at Knowlton's Jewelers and O'Brien's Religious Store, both in Worcester. He also worked at Harrington-Richardson Arms in Rhode Island.

He attended regular meetings of the survivors of the Battle of the Bulge in Worcester. The military funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in Buma Funeral Home, 101 North Main St., Uxbridge. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Uxbridge. Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the funeral home.

(Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA, 24 Jan 2003, Page B4 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

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