Harold Theodore Moreau, Sr.
Harold Theodore Moreau, Sr. 86, of Buckhead, passed away August 14, 2012, at Morgan Memorial Hospital in Madison. He was born February 19, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to Theodore Edward Moreau and Beatrice LaPiere Moreau. He was raised in Detroit, Michigan where he attended Redford High School. At the age of 17, he entered the United States Navy and served from May 1943 to February 1946 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war he began working with a jewelry store. Then he did an apprenticeship with General Motors, worked for Bratton Tool and Die and spent his last 20 years with Ford Motor Company Design Center as a metal Fabricator retiring in 1986 at the age of 60. In 1946, he married the former Carolyn Marie McDonald who preceded him in death in January of 2011. They made their home around Detroit in Livonia, Michigan for 23 years and then moved to Canton, Michigan where they lived for six years. For the last 31 years, he had lived in Georgia moving from Snellville to Lake Oconee in 1985 where he had resided in the Sugar Creek Community of Morgan County for the last 21 years. They were blessed with six children. He was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro and the Knights of Columbus in Livonia, Michigan.
Mr. Moreau is survived by a daughter: Margaret Gilliam and husband Jack of Madison, and five sons: John Moreau and wife Natalie of Oxford, William “Bill” Moreau of Toledo, OH, Richard “Rick” Moreau and wife Sherry of Grayson, Harold T. Moreau Jr. and wife Jessica of Lilburn, and Robert “Bob” Moreau and wife Karen of Hickory, NC; 11 grandchildren: Jessica Gilliam, Victoria Gilliam, Melissa Gilliam, John Moreau, Michael Moreau, Christopher Moreau, Renee Decatur, Michelle Moreau, Lauren Moreau, Rachel Moreau and Nathan Moreau; nine great-grandchildren: Catherine Moreau, John Carter Moreau, Evan Moreau, Andrew Moreau, Nicholas Moreau, Alex Moreau, Brandon Decatur, Brady Decatur and Ava Moreau. In addition to his wife, Carolyn McDonald Moreau, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Geogine Micale and Leona “Babe” Conrad.
A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, August 16, at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Father G. Philip Ryan officiating. Serving as pallbearers were his sons and son-in-law: John Moreau, Bill Moreau, Rick Moreau, Harold Moreau, Bob Moreau and Jack Gilliam. The family requests that memorials be made to The American Heart Association, P O Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626,was in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
Printed in the August 23, 2012 edition