Homeless man mourned in Norwich

Attendees glance at a photograph of the late Robert "First in Line" Tetreault, as members of the St. Vincent De Paul Place in Norwich community hold a memorial service Tuesday for Tetreault, a veteran, who died last week after turning 70 on Christmas.  About 40 people attended the ceremony, led by Deacon Peter Gill of Middlefield, who is also a part-time chef at the facility. Tetreault was a homeless man who preferred to live outside. Recently he was provided an apartment and died a month later.
Attendees glance at a photograph of the late Robert "First in Line" Tetreault, as members of the St. Vincent De Paul Place in Norwich community hold a memorial service Tuesday for Tetreault, a veteran, who died last week after turning 70 on Christmas. About 40 people attended the ceremony, led by Deacon Peter Gill of Middlefield, who is also a part-time chef at the facility. Tetreault was a homeless man who preferred to live outside. Recently he was provided an apartment and died a month later. Tim Martin/The Day Buy Photo

Attendees glance at a photograph of the late Robert "First in Line" Tetreault, as members of the St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich community hold a memorial service Tuesday for Tetreault, a veteran, who died last week after turning 70 on Christmas. About 40 people attended the ceremony, led by Deacon Peter Gill of Middlefield, who is also a part-time chef at the facility. Tetreault was a homeless man who preferred to live outside. Recently he was provided with an apartment, but died a month later.

David J. Perkins, left, of Norwich prays with members of the St. Vincent de Paul Place community as the soup kitchen holds a memorial service Tuesday for Robert "First in Line" Tetreault, a veteran, who passed away last week after turning 70 on Christmas. About 40 people attended the ceremony led by Deacon Peter Gill of Middlefield, who is also a part-time chef at the facility. Tetreault was a homeless man who preferred to live outside. Recently, he was provided with an apartment and died a month later.
David J. Perkins, left, of Norwich prays with members of the St. Vincent de Paul Place community as the soup kitchen holds a memorial service Tuesday for Robert "First in Line" Tetreault, a veteran, who passed away last week after turning 70 on Christmas. About 40 people attended the ceremony led by Deacon Peter Gill of Middlefield, who is also a part-time chef at the facility. Tetreault was a homeless man who preferred to live outside. Recently, he was provided with an apartment and died a month later. Tim Martin/The Day Buy Photo
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