LeMieux, Joseph Armand Romeo, a 55 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2008. Born on January 20, 1925 in Easthampton, Massachusetts, Armand was 83 when he died. Armand served in the Army in Europe during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Every year from 1941 until 2007 he played the role of Santa Claus. He was a perpetual volunteer at St. James, head usher, member of the Holy Name Society, and a Eucharistic Minister. Armand was passionate about helping others, constantly finding odds and ends at garage sales such as old computers that he repaired to give away to those in need. He has 10 children: John; Armand; Priscilla; Maxine; Jeannine; Giselle; Paul (deceased); Philip; Colette; René; 15 Grandchildren; and 16 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Giselle. A viewing will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 from 6 to 10pm. The Service will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on Thursday June 12 at 10am. Burial will follow that afternoon at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation, 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 230, Torrance, California 90505.

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  1. I am sadened to hear of Armands passing. I worked with him for many years at TRW. He was a hard worker at whatever he did and gave it his all. I especially recall the times during launches when we couldn’t leave our stations. Armand would go off base and bring food back to us. He really set out a great spread and made a difference in the long hour we were putting in. He had a great sense no humor and he always got a kick out the name I coined for him –“Charman Arman”. He will be missed and I’m thankful to have had him in my life. Rest in peace Armand.

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