Marie Violet Deneau, age 96, of Gladstone passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Marie was born January 8, 1916, the daughter of Alex and Clara (King) Micheau in Perkins, MI. She was united in marriage to Walter Joseph Deneau on March 9, 1933 in Masonville, MI. Together they raised their family in Rapid River. Marie enjoyed playing cards, bingo and “Crazy Dice”. She was a loving and caring mother and enjoyed family gatherings. She was also a very giving person whose door was open to everyone and she never turned anyone away. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Marie is survived by six sons, Walter (Liz) Deneau of Gladstone, James (Ginny) Deneau of Lyndon Station, WI, Roger (Evelyn) Deneau of Rapid River, Donald (Susan) Deneau of Gladstone, John (Linda) Deneau of Corona, CA and Francis (Carlene) Deneau of Rapid River; four daughters, Theresa (Garry) Fleury Johnson of Cornell, Nancy (Kenny) Green of Munising, Cathy Dausey of Gladstone and Linda (Matt) Thoma of Escanaba; 38 grandchildren, 104 great grandchildren, 60 great great grandchildren and one great great great grandchild; sister-in-law, Pat Deneau of Rapid River and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter on December 8, 1968, her daughter, Mary “Pie” Dausey on September 10, 1981, six infant children, granddaughters Noreen Fleury Upton in 2003, Lisa Marie Deneau in 1964 and Tina Marie Dausey in 1963, grandsons Jimmy Kent Deneau in 1981, Matthew Phillip Fleury in 1980, Christopher James Dausey in 1974 and Brian Dausey in 1964, great grandson Charles “Buddy” Dausey, four brothers, five sisters, and three son-in-laws, Carl Dausey in 2009, Donald Fleury in 2006 and Chuck Dausey in 2005.
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 27 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 6:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. A luncheon will follow services at the Gladstone Senior Center. Marie will be laid to rest in the Rapid River Cemetery.