FRENCHVILLE - Gerard J. Michaud, 88, died peacefully on June 17, 2014 at Mercy Home in Eagle Lake, after a courageous journey through the struggles of Alzheimer's. He will at last be reunited with his beloved wife Jeannine in God's eternal garden.
Gerard was born Aug. 10, 1925, in Frenchville, the son of the late John I. and Laura 'Ouellette' Michaud.
Gerard was a potato inspector for a few years after having served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He then was employed at Fraser Paper Co. in Madawaska, where he worked until his retirement in 1988, often taking vacation time to work for local farmers during the potato harvest. Gerard was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 145 of Frenchville and a Fourth Degree member of then Knights of Columbus Council #7920 of St. Agatha, and a former member of the Frenchville Fire Dept.
Gerard leaves behind his three children, Diane and her husband, Tommy of Fort Kent, Dot and her husband, David of Augusta, and Michael and his wife, Patty of St. Agatha. He will be greatly missed by his five grandchildren, Tracey, Nikki, Melanie, Jake and Ben, also two great-grandchildren, Ava, Zack who loved him greatly. Gerard is survived by two sisters, Therese Soucy of Bristol, Ct., Rita Leclerc of New Britain; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Mark and Philemon, Leo James and Raoul; and sisters, Laurette, Priscilla and Germaine.
Friends and relatives may call at Michaud Funeral Home in Frenchville, on Friday evening 6-8 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday until time of services. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Frenchville with the Rev. Kent Ouellette officiating. Burial will follow at St. Luce Cemetery. For those who desire donations may be made to Activity funds at Ridgewood Estates, 480 Riverview Ave., Madawaska, ME 04756 and Mercy Home, P.O. Box 310, Eagle Lake, ME 04739, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 383 US Route One Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Condolences may be sent to www.michaudfuneralhomes.com