Carolyn McDonald Moreau

Born: Sun., Oct. 9, 1927
Died: Thu., Jan. 20, 2011

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Carolyn Marie McDonald Moreau, 83, of Buckhead, Georgia passed away on January 20, 2011, at Athens Regional Medical Center. For nearly 60 years Carolyn successfully fought Type 1 diabetes and in recent years valiantly battled back from broken hips with tenacity and grace. She was born Carolyn Marie McDonald on October 9, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to Duncan McDonald and Vera Maloney McDonald. She was raised in Detroit, Michigan where she graduated from Immacualta High School. In 1946, she married Harold Theodore Moreau, Sr. They made their home around Detroit in Livonia, Michigan for twenty-three years and then moved to Canton, Michigan where they lived for six years. For the last thirty years, they had lived in Georgia moving from Snellville to Lake Oconee in 1985 where they have resided in the Sugar Creek Community of Morgan County for the last twenty years. They were blessed with six children and she devoted her life to her family. Carolyn had a diversity of interests and passions. She prayed a daily Rosary to the Blessed Mother; was matriarch of the family poker games; cheered for her beloved Atlanta Braves (but not Bobby C.), Detroit Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs; enjoyed Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Dancing with the Stars; and eagerly anticipated winning the lottery with her scratch off tickets. While she did not hit the big money jackpot, she did win the love of her entire family and will be truly missed each and every day. She was a member of Christ Our King & Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro.

Mrs. Moreau is survived by a daughter: Margaret Gilliam and husband Jack of Madison, GA and five sons: John Moreau and wife Natalie of Oxford, GA, William "Bill" Moreau of Toledo, OH, Richard "Rick" Moreau and wife Sherry of Grayson, GA, Harold T. Moreau Jr. and wife Jessica of Lilburn, GA and Robert "Bob" Moreau and wife Karen of Hickory, NC; 11 grandchildren: Jessica Gilliam, Victoria Gilliam, Melissa Gilliam, John Moreau, Michael Moreau, Christopher Moreau, Renee Decatur, Michelle Moreau, Lauren Moreau, Rachel Moreau and Nathan Moreau; 9 great-grandchildren: Catherine Moreau, John Carter Moreau, Evan Moreau, Andrew Moreau, Nicholas Moreau, Alex Moreau, Brandon Decatur, Brady Decatur and Ava Moreau; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law: Ann Toppa and Arthur of Oscoda, MI and Margaret Boes and Tom of Oscoda, MI.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Father G. Philip Ryan officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be her sons and son-in-law: John Moreau, Bill Moreau, Rick Moreau, Harold Moreau, Bob Moreau and Jack Gilliam. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday night at McCommons Funeral Home with a Wake Service starting at 6:00 p.m. The family request that memorials be made to The American Diabetes Association, 225 Peachtree Street, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30303. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jason Strantz
   Posted Fri January 21, 2011
You didn't know me but I knew your son John and his immediate family, and went to High School with one of your grandson's (Chris). It's apparent you lived a fullfilled life and was able to experience the beauty of Morgan County which is where I reside as well. You left behind a very large family that I know will miss you dearly. May you now be in peace with Jesus.

Ariel Rodriguez
   Posted Fri January 21, 2011
You can shed tears that she is gone or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her and only that she’s gone or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on. John, from your family at PR LOGISTICS, CORP. may GOD continue to Bless all your family.

Willie&Sylvia Pinson,Jr.
   Posted Fri January 21, 2011
With heartfelt sympathy and kindest thoughts to you and your family in this time of sorrow. May God be with you.

Ann @ Art Toppa Sr.
   Posted Fri January 21, 2011
Our prayers are with the family!!!She will be missed!!!

Francis Walsh (Keystone)
   Posted Fri January 21, 2011
May the love of your family and friends comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy, Francis Walsh

Susan Skrzypek
   Posted Fri January 21, 2011
I am heartbroken at the loss of your Mother and the sadness you are experiencing, and I know that she will be missed by you and many others. Please be kind to yourself during this sad time, and I pray for the time when your sadness and grief is gently replaced by smiles and pleasant memories. You were truly blessed to have had your Mother in your life as a parent, a role model and a friend. I am here for anything you need, please call, even if you just need a shoulder to cry on or ear for listening. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. With love and comfort, Stanely and Susan Skrzypek

Gary Mastrodonato
   Posted Fri January 21, 2011
To The Moreau Family, Our deepest sympathies. She is in God's hands and will now Rest in Peace. Brenda & Gary

Richard Hostetter
   Posted Fri January 21, 2011
I work with John Moreau at The Pep Boys DC in McDonough. Although I never met Carolyn Moreau, I recognize her most important legacy 26 individuals who owe their lives, family, careers and next generations to the woman whose life is celebrated today. God Bless you all.

Dan Coyle
   Posted Sat January 22, 2011
Harold,So sorry to hear about your Mom.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jack & Carolyn Legorreta
   Posted Sat January 22, 2011
John and entire Moreau family Our prayers go out to the entire Moreau family in the loss of your Mom, Wife, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend. No one can provide the words for such a loss, but you are blessed that Carolyn is at peace and is home with our Heavenly Father, it is her Homecoming! Our prayers continue Jack & Carolyn Legorreta

Phil & Laura Crenshaw
   Posted Sun January 23, 2011
We are so sorry to hear about your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.