On Saturday, August 27, 2016, after a courageous battle with anaplastic thyroid cancer, David Alan Nadeau, 55, went to be with the Lord and his heavenly family at his home in Newton surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was born September 9, 1960 in Farmington, Maine.
Graduating from Lee Academy in June 1978 he joined the U. S. Navy and was honorably discharged in July 1984 as an Electronics Techinician First Class Surface Warfare ET1 (SW).
While enlisted in the Navy on the USS Mississippi, he earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Pin, Navy Acheivement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Sea Surface Deployment Ribbon (two awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Battle E Ribbons (two awards). During his service, he did extensive traveling in the world.
Having developed an interest in nuclear science he moved south and was employed by Nuclear Support Services and Duke Energy at McQuire Nuclear Station (August 1984 - August 2016).
While at Duke Energy, he received his Reactor Operator License in 2000 and Senior Reactor Operator License from the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2007.
Preceding Dave in death were his father, Arris Bliss Nadeau and mother, Eleanor Janet Trask Nadeau of Winn, Maine; brother, Mark Arris Nadeau and a sister Susan Elizabeth Nadeau Knockwood of Jay, Maine.
Surviving are his wife, Kevin Jynell Deal Nadeau, the love of his life; daughter, Suzanne Celeste
Boileau and husband, Doug; daughter, Leslie Alberta Nadeau; four grandchildren and his beloved boxer Belle. Others include brother, Jeffrey Aaron Naudeau and wife, Paula of Jay, Maine; sister, Kimberly Jo Naudeau Downs and husband Richard Sr.of Winn, Maine; several nieces and nephews and other extended family.
Dave's hobbies included spending time with family, trips to the beach, fishing and NASCAR racing. He participated in annual Military Appreciation Day events at Southport, NC with his first mate, granddaughter, Chloe, by taking active servicemen fishing for a day.
Receiving of Friends will be at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1001 Shiloh Road, Catawba, NC at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Garry White officiating. Burial,with full military rites, will be in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Dave requested that memorials be made to MAD (Military Appreciation Day), Southport Chapter, 5114 Prices Creek Drive, Southport, NC 28461.
Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to serve the Nadeau family.
Condolences may be sent to the Nadeau family at www.willisreynoldsfh.com.