- "From Dust Thou Art to Dust Thou Returneth".
Patricia 'Pat' Marilyn (King) Moreau died peacefully after a long illness at her home with her loving family by her side on October 27, 2017. Pat was born in Old Town, Maine, on October 23, 1934, the daughter of Fred Anthony King and Iva Mae (Griffin) King. Pat and the Moreau family lived in Farmingdale, Maine, since 1969.
Pat graduated from Old Town High School in the Class of 1953. Pat married Eugene 'Gene' Melvin Moreau on June 18, 1955, in Old Town. Gene was the son of Eugene Moreau and Nellie (Littlefield) Moreau of Old Town.
Pat held several secretarial-related positions, including at the University of Maine Orono at the Registrar's Office from 1953 to 1955, Frederick Post Co. in Englewood, New Jersey, 1956 to 1958, and several positions in Maine state government including the Senate Office and Department of Human Services from 1972 to 1994. Pat was a stay-at-home mom from 1958 to 1972.
Pat is survived by Eugene Moreau, her husband of 62 years. Pat is also survived by a daughter, Cheryl Lynne Moreau, of Portland, Maine, plus a son, Stephen Eugene Moreau, and his wife, Carol (Pauley) Woods, of Collierville, Tennessee, and their three children, Benjamin, Savannah, and Katelyn. She is also survived by a sister, Sheila Pelletier, of Old Town, and a brother, Fred A. King, Jr., and his wife, Carol, of Old Town plus several nieces and nephews.
Pat was active in the Pine Cone Reelers Square Dance Club of Augusta and several singing groups including Sugar & Spice Barber Shop. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, completing the daily Sudoku, and keeping in touch with current events. Pat had considerable love for her pets, flowers and visiting birds. She was a member of Maine Association of Retirees.
The family would like to thank the Maine General Medical Center Hospice Gardiner Team, Maine General Hospice Volunteers and the Maine General Palliative Care Team for the kind, sensitive and compassionate care that they extended to Pat during her illness.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, October 31st from 1 to 3 p.m. at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, followed by a service at 3 p.m. Committal prayers and burial will follow the service at the Maine Avenue Cemetery in Farmingdale.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Maine General Home Care and Hospice Comfort Funds, 150 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner, Maine 04345.
Published on  November 1, 2017