Khuong Thi Lareau
1931 - 2013 PITTSFIELD Khuong Thi Lareau, 81, of 555 Williams St., died Monday, March 26, 2013 peacefully at her home.
She was born in An Huu, Vietnam, on July 6, 1931, the daughter of Ha Van Uc and Ho Thi Tam.
Mrs. Lareau was married to an Army
veteran for 51 years, moving all over the United states. Her pride and joy was her family. She was the glue that held us all together and kept us together. She shall be sorely missed.
She worked at the former A.H. Silk Mill for several years before her retirement. She moved to Troy, Mich., in 1990 and returned to Pittsfield in 2000.
Mrs. Lareau enjoyed spending time doing "THINGS" with her family and her special Vietnamese family here in Massachusetts. An Vo, Dung Nguyen, Yen and Cach Cao and family, Van and Chi Bui and family, Bau Voung and family of Marlborough, Luong Thi Hoa (Di Bay Nho), of Marlborough, Hang and Hoe Le, the Nquyen Family, Tam, Anh and Chi Thu Nguyen of Troy, Mich., and many more. (She was like an adopted mom/grandmother to many of them.)
She enjoyed the outdoors, playing cards, gardening, fishing, and camping. She was always busy and on the go.
She was a spiritual person and a member of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Lareau married Thomas G. Lareau on Jan. 9, 1961. He passed away on Nov. 10, 2012.
She is survived by five daughters, Suzanne Olson and her husband, Barry, of Seattle, Wash.; Ha Thi Dep, Kien Giang, Rach Gia, Vietnam, Ha Thi No', Kien Giang, Rach Gia, Vietnam, Monique Wood and her husband, Bruce, Sr., of East Nassau, N.Y., and Susan Lareau of Pittsfield; three sons, Michane Lareau and his wife, Marianne, of Haynesville, Ill.; Thang Lai of Vietnam and David Lareau of Pittsfield; 10 grandchildren, Erik Olsen and his wife, Giulia; Laura Olson, Jason, Hailey, Ashley, and Joshua Lareau; Jamie, Tawnee, and Bruce, Jr., Wood, and Michael Krutiak; and a great-granddaughter, Gemma Olson; two sisters, Ha T. Hoa and Ho T. Huon, both from Kien Giang, Rach Gia, Vietnam. She was pre-deceased by two brothers from Vietnam .
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Khuong Thi Lareau will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 11 a.m. at Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Timothy Weisman, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.at DERY FUNERAL HOME.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Lareau may be made to Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church or to Vietnam Veterans Chapter 65, both in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.