Obituary for Louis T. Choquette Jr.
Louis T. Choquette, Jr, 89 of Vero Beach passed away peacefully at VNA Hospice House on November 27, 2017. Lou was born to Louis and Alice Choquette at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island on May 28, 1928. He was a graduate of Rogers High School, graduating from Springfield College in Springfield, MA with a degree in physical education.
Lou served in the Army during the Korean War, was a true patriot and proud to be an American. Collecting military patches and insignias was his passion and he dedicated his collections to the Artillery Company Museum in Newport, RI. He was also an avid golfer and tennis player.
For more than 38 years Lou dedicated himself to helping young and old at the YMCA in Stamford, Ct., Red Bank, NJ, Summit, NJ, retiring as Executive Director of the Lakeland Hills YMCA in Mt. Lakes, NJ in 1988. He was treasurer for the Indian River County Senior Good Life Games for fourteen years, and participated in the “Winners Walk Tall” program at Dodgertown Elementary School.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara Willey, brother Ronald Choquette of Lighthouse Point, eleven step-children and their families. He will be sadly missed.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
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