Bay City, Michigan
Irwin “Pete” C. Moreau Jr. was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 27, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 83. He was born October 13, 1931 in St. Claire Shores, Michigan to the late Irwin C. Sr. and Anna M. (Sullivan) Moreau. Pete married the former Jeanne Peltier April 23, 1955 in St. Boniface Church and the two have celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage. She survives him. He was a former co-owner of Breen’s Sporting Goods and Goddeyne’s Sport Shop. Pete also worked for Stalkers, Thompson Bay and the Division on Aging where he delivered meals on wheels for over 10 years, retiring at the age of 80. Pete was a gun smith for over 56 years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and will always be remembered as the family’s videographer. He faithfully served as layworker at St. Boniface for many years.
Surviving besides his wife Jeanne he leaves four children; Michelle (Don) Krogstad, Scott Moreau, Barbara Lewis, Julie (Steve) Bishop, twelve grandchildren; Darci (Furtaw) (Josh) Long, Carly Furtaw, Andrew Moreau, Valaree Moreau, Angela Eichhorn (Ben Krzyminski), Christopher (Ashley )Eichhorn, Veronica Moreau, Rachelle (Brian) Hall, Hunter Moreau, Greggory Lewis, Amara Bishop and Janae Bishop, three step-grandchildren; Nathan Krogstad, Alyssa (Noah) Pritikin, Leanne (Tim Hayden), thirteen great-grandchildren; Jade Garcia – Furtaw, Kaden Furtaw, Jecara Williams, Jericho, Jobe and Jeremiah Long, Aundrea Moreau and Violet Moreau, Cameron, Candace and Carsyn Krzyminski, Bentley Kennedy, Noah Eichhorn, six step great-grandchildren; Garrett, Micah, Kellen and Henry Pritikin, and Jordan and Alexis Hayden. Also surviving are two sisters and four brothers; Mary Ann Michie, Paul (Jackie) Moreau, Pat (Rose) Moreau, John (Bernie) Moreau, Genelle (Larry) Lee, Michael “Justin” Moreau and Roger. Besides his parents Anna and Irwin, he was predeceased in death by his Father in-law and Mother in-law, Arthur and Florence Peltier, by his son in-law, Gregg Lewis, a brother and sister in-law, Eugene and Dorine Moreau, a brother-in-law Don Michie, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on the family at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday April 7, after 9:00 a.m. There will be a parish vigil service for Pete at 7:00 p.m. Monday at Squires. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from All Saints Parish – St. Boniface Church. Concelebrating will be Fr. Jose Cabrera and Fr. Dale Orlik followed by lunch. There will be a private family inurnment in Floral Garden Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider McLaren Bay Region Hospice or All Saints Parish – St. Boniface Church.