Alexander Chauvin Sr., 84, of Danbury, died April 25, 2011, at his home. He was the widower of Mildred (Christopher) Chauvin.

Mr. Chauvin was born Nov. 17, 1926, in Danbury, son of the late Paul and Charlotte (Dibble) Chauvin Sr.

He served in the United States Army National Guard.

Mr. Chauvin was a heavy machine operator at the time of his retirement and was employed by Pembroke Pumping.

He was a life member of Padanaram Hose Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3 and the Moose Club Lodge No. 1371 and an associate member of the Catholic War Veterans.

Mr. Chauvin was a member of the Southern New York Racing Association since 1946. He was a driver and later became a member of the track crew until the closing of the fairgrounds.

Mr. Chauvin is survived by three sons, Alexander Chauvin Jr., George Chauvin, and his wife, Anita, and James Chauvin, and his wife, Kathleen, all of Danbury; eight grandchildren, Gregory, Sue Anne, Sheila, George, Christopher, Jessica, Ashley and James; eight great-grandchildren, Greg Jr., Devin, Brittney, Alexis, Braylon, Jayce, Jordan and Giavonni; two brothers, Paul Chauvin Jr., of New Milford, and George Chauvin, of Danbury; a sister, Wannita Gervasoni, of Brookfield; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard, and a sister, Hazel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church Danbury. Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.

Friends will be received today (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.