OBITUARY

Oliver Edward Moreau, Sr.

July 24, 1923October 30, 2018
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Oliver E. Moreau, Sr. age 95 of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, in Our Lady’s Haven, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Natalie (Lopez) Alfonso Moreau to whom he had been happily married for 51 years.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Francois W. and Rose P. (Marshall) Moreau, he was a lifelong New Bedford resident. Oliver attended school in New Bedford and later joined the US Navy, serving during WWII, in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS DuPage APA 41. He was honorably discharged with the following five awards; American Theatre Award, Atlantic-Pacific Area- 4 stars, Philippine Liberation, 2 stars, Good Conduct Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal. He was later employed by the US Postal Service for over 35 years. He spent 18 years working on the Railway Mail Service, later transferring to the Downtown New Bedford and Providence Post Office.

He enjoyed his family dearly, enjoyed being on the water fishing, woodworking, he was an avid traveler and enjoyed telling jokes. He was the recent commander of the New Bedford DAV, Chapter 7. He was also indoctrinated into the National Order of Trench Rats, Dugout Chapter 622 of Taunton, for his exemplary service to Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of the Mayor's Veteran's Council.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by four sons, Richard Alfonso and his wife Valerie of Raynham, Oliver E. Moreau, Jr and his wife Sandy of PA, Michael Moreau and his wife Jane of Mattapoisett and Jeffery Moreau of MA; a daughter, Cynthia Edmonds and her husband Gary of NC; a sister, Hazel Baptiste of Dartmouth; six grandchildren, James, Michael, Brett, Edward, Moses and Dawn; 11 great-grandchildren, 4 great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late William, Charles and Frank Morrow.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:30AM in St. Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford, MA 02745 followed a burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited. Arrangements are in the care of ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers contributions in Oliver’s name may be made to: New Bedford, MA DAV Chapter: DR C E BURT #7, 19 Willis St., New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

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  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Oldemiro Canto

November 6, 2018

"Ollie and I were clasmates in Roosevelt Jr Hiand recently I made visit at the Fhvn. Nursing and I left a picture of our Math class.He is located on the upper left corner of the print. Got to say a few words we could and a nurse put the picture in his drawer. We would meet at various vet functions.. A loyal vet. Be proud of him..

Michelle Choquette

November 1, 2018

Oliver Edward Moreau, Sr was my uncle & godfather. His first wife Elsie, was my godmother. His sister Hazel, is my mother.
I remember the trip to New York with Uncle Oliver, Natalie, her son Ricky, & my cousin Jeffery. We attended the wedding of one of our cousins & stayed with my Uncle Bill {brother to Oliver} who lived in the Bronx. We went to the 1965 World's Fair.
I recently re-connected with my Uncle through letters. So proud of his service to our country.
Blessings on your next journey Uncle Oliver.
Love,
Your niece & goddaughter
Michelle Pauline Choquette

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Biography

Oliver E. Moreau, Sr. age 95 of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, in Our Lady’s Haven, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Natalie (Lopez) Alfonso Moreau to whom he had been happily married for 51 years.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Francois W. and Rose P. (Marshall) Moreau, he was a lifelong New Bedford resident. Oliver attended school in New Bedford and later joined the US Navy, serving during WWII, in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS DuPage APA 41. He was honorably discharged with the following five awards; American Theatre Award, Atlantic-Pacific Area- 4 stars, Philippine Liberation, 2 stars, Good Conduct Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal. He was later employed by the US Postal Service for over 35 years. He spent 18 years working on the Railway Mail Service, later transferring to the Downtown New Bedford and Providence Post Office.

He enjoyed his family dearly, enjoyed being on the water fishing, woodworking, he was an avid traveler and enjoyed telling jokes. He was the recent commander of the New Bedford DAV, Chapter 7.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by four sons, Richard Alfonso and his wife Valerie of Raynham, Oliver E. Moreau, Jr and his wife Sandy of PA, Michael Moreau and his wife Jane of Mattapoisett and Jeffery Moreau of MA; a daughter, Cynthia Edmonds and her husband Gary of NC; a sister, Hazel Baptiste of Dartmouth; six grandchildren, James, Michael, Brett, Edward, Moses and Dawn; 11 great-grandchildren, 4 great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late William, Charles and Frank Morrow.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:30AM in St. Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford, MA 02745 followed a burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited. Arrangements are in the care of ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers contributions in Oliver’s name may be made to: New Bedford, MA DAV Chapter: DR C E BURT #7, 19 Willis St., New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com