Harold Theodore Moreau, Sr

February 19, 1926 ~ August 14, 2012 (age 86)
U.S. Veteran

Harold Theodore Moreau, Sr. 86, of Buckhead, Georgia passed away on August 14, 2012, at Morgan Memorial Hospital in Madison, GA. He was born on February 19, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to Theodore Edward Moreau and Beatrice LaPiere Moreau. He was raised in Detroit, Michigan where he attended Redford High School. At the age of seventeen, he entered the United States Navy and served from May of 1943 to February of 1946 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war he began working with a jewelry store. Then he did an apprenticeship with General Motors, worked for Bratton Tool and Die and spent his last twenty years with Ford Motor Company Design Center as a metal Fabricator retiring in 1986 at the age of sixty. In 1946, he married the former Carolyn Marie McDonald who preceded him in death in January of 2011. 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-one years, he had lived in Georgia moving from Snellville to Lake Oconee in 1985 where he had resided in the Sugar Creek Community of Morgan County for the last twenty-one years. They were blessed with six children. He was a member of Christ Our King & Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro and the Knights of Columbus in Livonia, Michigan.

Mr. 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. In addition to his wife, Carolyn McDonald Moreau, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Geogine Micale and Leona "Babe" Conrad.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 11:30 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 his 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. Wednesday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to The American Heart Association, P O Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006. 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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