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Kathleen J. Moreau
Kathleen J. Moreau, 77, of Niagara passed away on Thursday, July 11, surrounded by her children and grandchildren at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain, Mi.
Born on Nov. 3, 1935 in Kingsford, Mi., daughter of the late Joseph and Loretta (Charron) Kelly, she graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1954.
She worked as a secretary in Chicago and then for Lakeshore, Inc. She married Patrick "Choppers" Moreau on April 28, 1962 in Niagara and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2010. The couple made their home in Niagara and together raised five children. She also was a waitress at the Lamplighter and then worked at Maryhill Manor until her retirement.
She was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara. She enjoyed Sudoku puzzles, knitting, crocheting and Swedish weaving, making many items for family members. She enjoyed attending Irish Fest in Milwaukee and listening to Irish music. She loved spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, William (Donna) Moreau, Patricia (Brian) Sparapani and Mark (Angela) Moreau, all of Niagara, Michael (Lori) Moreau of Iron Mountain, Mi. and Joan (Mark) Shanks of Kingsford, Mi.; 12 grandchildren; a brother-in-law, James (Marilyn) Moreau of Niagara; sisters-in-law, Carol (Richard) Clement of Schofield, Elaine (Douglas) St. Onge of Cudahy and Yvonne Nabbefeld of Chelmsford, Mass. and several nieces, nephews, cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, Patrick, she was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Kelly.
Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Parish prayers were recited at 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara with Fr. Matthew Settle officiating and burial was in the Niagara Cemetery. A memorial was established in her memory.