Elmo's Story

FRENCHVILLE AND HOLDEN - Elmo "Mo" Nadeau, 82, husband for 62 years, of Mae Rita (LeBlanc) Nadeau, died May 1, 2016. He fought a courageous battle with lung cancer and succumbed to an aortic aneurysm. He was born in Frenchville, February 18, 1934, son of Donat and Ernestine (Rossignol) Nadeau.

He served in the US Army in the infantry, and was a member of the American Legion. Mo worked for the telephone company for 38 years. He was a Pilot, Chaplain and Faithful Navigator in the Knights of Columbus.

Mo was fondly known as "Mr. Fix It" and was loved by all. Always eager to help anyone in need, his impish smile was contagious and welcomed family and friends. He lived life to its fullest sharing his gentleness, kindness, generosity and love. His spirit will live on in all of those who loved him dearly, whether you knew him from the phone company, K of C, airplane pilot, golfer or snowmobiler.

Mo was an avid sports fan of the Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots. He also enjoyed adventuring with his grandchildren on Cyr Cove of Long Lake. Mo loved to dance with his wife, play cards with his friends, and hunt and snowmobile with his son, Keith, take day trips with his son, Ken and attend family reunions with his daughter, Karen.

Surviving in addition to his wife of Holden, are his children, Ken Nadeau and wife Brenda of Brewer, Karen McCauley of Cumberland, Keith Nadeau and special friend, Wendy of Madison, N.H.; grandchildren, Ryan, Evan, Elyse, Haley, Tyler Nadeau and Eliza McCauley; one sister, Therese Violette of Fort Kent, two brothers, Norman Nadeau and wife Anita, Roger Nadeau and wife Lorraine all of Frenchville; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Natchioni, and brothers, Yvon, Laurien, Lionel.

Relatives and friends are invited to call 6-8 pm. Tuesday May 3, 2016 at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am. Wednesday May 4, 2016 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 501 North Main St., Brewer. The family invites folks to share conversation and refreshments in the parish hall, following the mass.

Gifts in his memory may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, C/O 207 York St., Bangor, Me. 04401.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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