Armand Moreau, 88, had family in New Milford

Armand Joseph Philippe Moreau, 88, of Danbury, formerly of Ridgefield, died Nov. 29, 2010, at Danbury Hospital.

Mr. Moreau was born June 3, 1922, in St. Albans, Vt., son of the late Joseph and Marie-Ann (Remillard) Moreau.

He grew up on his parents' dairy farm in St. Albans, and in 1953 he moved with his wife and family to Connecticut, where he worked on various dairy farms.

Mr. Moreau moved to Ridgefield in 1966, where he lived for 26 years working on the McKeon farm as a caretaker and dairy farmer.

He retired in 1992 and moved to Danbury, where he lived for the past 18 years.

Mr. Moreau was a self-taught mechanic, plumber, carpenter and electrician. A regular handy man, he enjoyed working on cars, fixing lawn mowers and fixing bicycles for his children and many neighborhood children.

He never hesitated to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Even in his retirement years, he helped those around him in his retirement community, taking up crocheting, making blankets for his children and lap quilts for seniors.

Mr. Moreau was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and AARP Chapter 3340 in Danbury.

Mr. Moreau is survived by his wife of 60 years, Yvonne Moreau, of Danbury; a son, Marcel Moreau, and his wife, Therese, of Swanton, Vt.; six daughters and their spouses, Agnes and Raymond Slee, of Summerville, S.C., Rosemarie and Paul Ragette, of Danbury, Angela and Andy Vill, of Ridgefield, Louise and Gary Ruscoe, of Danbury, Regina and Joseph Crupi, of New Milford, and Lisa and Philip Cannizzaro, of New Milford; a sister, Germaine Lapierre, of Mississippi; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Muriel Moreau and Jeannette Moreau, both of Connecticut, and Margaret Moreau, of Vermont.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Alcide, Leo, Raymond and Bernard Moreau; a sister, Sylvia Patenaud; and a grandson, Christopher Vill.

The Green Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today (Friday) at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 46 Stone St., Danbury, CT 06810.