Ernest R. Moreau, 75, of Newcastle, ME died peacefully on September 6, 2013 in his home after a brief illness, with his loving wife at his bedside. He was the beloved husband of Judith S. (Carlson) Moreau, who he met in their teens, was reunited with years later and then married on Valentines Day in 1994. Born on November 10, 1937 in Milford, son of the late Ernest P. and Catherine (Leary) Moreau, he was raised and educated in Walpole, and lived in Norfolk for many years before retiring to Maine. He proudly served a 4 year term in the United States Navy. He was employed by the Department of Corrections @ MCI Cedar Junction (Walpole). After retirement he worked part time at the Freeman Centennial School in Norfolk, and then at the Lincoln County News in Newcastle, ME until a month before his death. He enjoyed reading, movies and movie trivia, rail and bus trips, working in his yard, his Chevy trucks, animals, the state of Maine, swimming on Thursdays, crossword puzzles, meeting new people, home repairs, politics, mystery rides, trains, his job @ the newspaper and his coworkers there, walks with Dozer, the people of Newcastle, ME, and most of all, the life he had with his love Judi, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. He was known for saying I get high on life. In addition to his wife he leaves his children Allison Bickum and her husband Chris of Norfolk, Kenneth Moreau of Germantown MD, Richard Dill and his wife Carol of Bellingham, Chrissy Loftis and her husband Tony of Wayland, Majliss Brouwer and her husband Jeff of Walpole, and Roy Nelson and his wife Kerri of Plainville. Ernie was a very proud grandfather to Ryan Moreau and his wife Caitlin, Caitlin and Amanda Bickum, Victoria and Taylor Dill, Thomas, Sam and Erik Nelson, Raymond and Roy Brouwer, Alexandra Loftis, and his first great grandchild Paige Adelle Moreau. A visitation for family and friends was held at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home in Damariscotta, ME on Saturday September 14, 2013. A memorial reception will be held for family and friends in MA on September 28, 2013 from 1:00PM - 3:30PM at Lake Pearl Lucianos, 299 Creek Street, Wrentham. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Miles & St. Andrews Home Care and Hospice, or the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. http://stronghancock.frontrunnerpro.com/book-of-memories/1666754/Moreau-Ernest/index.php
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Strong-Hancock Funeral Home
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Damariscotta, ME 04543
Published in The Country Gazette from Sept. 17 to Sept. 24, 2013