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Stephen Moreau 1954-2013

LEWISTON - Stephen Arthur Moreau, 58, of Lewiston, formerly of Jay, passed away peacefully with dignity on Feb. 6, 2013, at Hospice House. Disabled in automobile accidents, he eventually endured a very private esophageal cancer.

Stephen was born Dec. 30, 1954, in Farmington, a son of Arthur and Laura (Marchetti) Moreau of Jay. He graduated from Jay High School and Kennebec Valley Tech with honors.

His career as a carpenter, cabinet maker, and master craftsman lead him to meet many wonderful friends at his well respected Oboyshop. Stephen donated his time and pieces of fine furniture to worthy causes,and was noted for his rolled top desks. He loved helping others with remodeling projects.

A long-time paperboy, Stephen delivered the Sun Journal with his older brother David for over 20 years. He said his favorite job was grave digging as a teenager with his cousin Vinnie.

Stephen is survived by Jacelyn Newcomb, brother David and Phyllis, David's sons, Ray and Matt and Matt's wife Jody Moreau; several nieces, nephews, and many loving cousins.

He will be missed by his friends Al and Tammy, Brandie, Nickie, Elaine, Brenda, Tasha, and his little angels Zoey, Sage and Logan.

He was predeceased by his beloved parents; his sister, Janice Plante in November 2012; her husband, Roger of Jay, many loving aunts, uncles, cousins from the Moreau and Marchetti families.

Special thanks to many health care providers including Dr. John Mullen of Massachussetts General, Dr. Craig Lewis, his nurses of Livermore Falls; Dr.Grinelli and nurses at MRA of Lewiston, Dr.Catherine McCrann of Lewiston, Dr. Steven Gershman of Auburn, Dr. David Caldwell, his staff and nurses at the Hematology and Oncology infusion center at CMMC. Stephen loved all his nurses on M1, his buddy Larry, guardian angel Rachael,and Denise of the Dempsey Center. He spent his last few hours with close friends at Hospice House where he received loving care. Special thanks to Rhonda Wiles-Rosell and Kent Wiles of the Wiles Remembrance Centers.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the spring time, date and time to be announced. Committal prayers at Holy Cross Cemetery, Livermore Falls. Remembrance gifts may be given in his memory to the Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Me. 04240.

Condolences and tributes may be shared publicly with his family on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, Maine.

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