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61 South Road
P.O. Box 1094
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: 860-749-2244
Fax: 860-763-2815
Michael Provencher

Michael E. "Poncho" Provencher Sr.

Thursday, August 19th, 1954 - Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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Michael E. Provencher, Sr., a/k/a "Poncho" ,64, of Somers, loving husband of Robin (Randall) Provencher entered into Eternal Rest on Saturday, February 9, 2019, after a brief illness. Michael was born August 19, 1954, in Hartford, CT the son of the late Earl Sr. and Claire (Leete) Provencher. He was a graduate of Somers High School Class of 1973. After high school Michael enlisted in the United States Army where he was part of the 1st U.S. Army Pistol Team while stationed in Virginia, and was honorably discharged in 1980. He retired in 2010 from the Town of Somers as Parks Maintenance Supervisor. In the 1990's, he also enjoyed working with American Thunder Fireworks as a Pyrotechnics Professional. Mike has been a founding member of the Somers Sportsmen's Association since 1971 and has served on its Board of Trustees for the last few years. He was an NRA certified pistol, rifle and shotgun instructor, former Chairman of the Somers Republican Town Committee, former member of the Somers Civil Preparedness Committee, former chairman of the Department of Public Works Building Committee and a former Town Safety Officer. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, competitive shooting, and riding his Harley. Mike was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, but most of all he cherished his three grandsons; they were the light of his life. In addition to his wife, Robin to whom he was married 38 years he is also survived by three children, Sara Tennant and her husband, John of Stafford, Michael Provencher, II of Windsor Locks and Alyssa Provencher of Charlotte, NC; three brothers, John Provencher of Suffield, Earl Provencher, Jr. and his wife, Connie, and William Provencher and his wife, Anne all of Enfield; his sister, Karen Frantz and her husband, Jim of Agawam, MA; his sister-in-law Kim Provencher, also of Enfield; his three grandsons, Marcus Williams, of Enfield, Owen Provencher of Windsor Locks, and Ian Tennant of Stafford and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 4 pm to 8 pm at Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main St., (Route 190) Somers. A funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 11 am at the Somers Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be held in Somers Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to the Somers Sportsmen’s Association, P.O. Box 261, Somers, CT 06071. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit www.somersfuneralhome.com
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Shaw Kevin M

Posted at 01:56pm
My sincere condolences on your recent loss. Death is such an enemy to us. However, I hope that you find comfort in your fond memories and God’s promise to restore the lives of our loved ones back to a beautiful paradise earth where there will be no more suffering, pain, or death. (Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:29; Revelation 21:3-5) jw.org
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Sheila Snydal Murphy

Posted at 01:03pm
What sad news to read of Mike's passing. He and his family have been part of my life for years and I hold many happy memories of them all. Mike was always a big guy in personality and body. Quick with a smile. His Dad gave me one additional year of believing in Santa Claus (thank you, Earl) and Karen taught me swimming lessons at Shady Glen 5 million years ago. So please accept my heartfelt condolences for Mike's death. He will be remembered with fondness. Sheila Snydal Murphy
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Gail Gauvine Peck

Posted at 10:16pm
So Long old friend,sleep in the stars and fly through the night..... love Gail Gauvine ❤️❤️
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Brad Goodwin

Posted at 11:09am
Robin, I am so sorry to hear of Mike (Ponch)'s passing. Mike was a good person who I am sure will be very missed. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Brad Goodwin
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The Ouellette Family

Posted at 05:39pm
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