Mau­rice J. Michaud

1926-2019

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Mau­rice J. Michaud, 92 of Ocean Springs, MS, passed away at his res­i­dence on Sun­day, Jan­uary 13, 2019 after an ex­tended ill­ness.

Mau­rice was born in Lewis­ton, Maine on March1 9, 1926, and grad­u­ated from Winthrop High School, Winthrop, Maine in 1943. Upon grad­u­at­ing from high school and see­ing that the U.S. was at the “peak” of World War II, he en­listed in the U.S. Navy. He vol­un­teered to serve on PT boats and was as­signed to Squadron 41 for duty in the Pa­cific.

After World War II was won, his next U.S. Navy duty as­sign­ment was on the USS Ma­con (CA-132) for “good will” cruises to South Amer­ica, fol­lowed by stops in Spain, France, Italy, and Tur­key. On the re­turn trip to the USA, the crew opened the St. Lawrence Se­away, through the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes.

After 8 years in the U.S. Navy, Mau­rice trans­ferred into the U.S. Air force. He was as­signed for 3 years as NCOIC of the ra­dio main­te­nance crew at the Top­sham Air Force Sta­tion, in Top­sham, Maine, fol­lowed by a one year as­sign­ment to re­mote Alaska. Shortly there­after, he had a two year as­sign­ment as an in­struc­tor in Elec­tronic Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Main­te­nance, at Keesler Air Force base in Biloxi, MS. Dur­ing this as­sign­ment, he moved his fam­ily from Maine to Ocean Springs, MS. Sub­se­quently, he spent two years at an un­der­ground com­mu­ni­ca­tions site in East Ger­many, fol­lowed by a year’s re­mote as­sign­ment to Havre, Mon­tana. His last as­sign­ment in ac­tive duty was spent in Viet­nam. Through­out his mil­i­tary ca­reer, he re­ceived his Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence De­gree, as well as his Master’s De­gree in Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing. Mau­rice re­tired from the mil­i­tary in 1972 after serv­ing 26 years in ser­vice to our great na­tion.

Post mil­i­tary re­tire­ment, Mau­rice was em­ployed by Lit­ton-In­galls Ship­build­ing in Pascagoula, MS for over 18 years as an Elec­tron­ics In­stal­la­tion Su­per­vi­sor, then later as an Elec­tron­ics Field En­gi­neer. In 1991, Mau­rice and his wife, Jean­nine, re­tired com­pletely and en­joyed sev­eral years of trav­el­ing.

He was a mem­ber of the Knights of Colum­bus and the Amer­i­can Le­gion (Post 42). He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Har­vey and Mar­guerite; two brothers, Mar­cel and Bertrand; son, Ger­ard P. Michaud; and grand­son, Chad Michaud. He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 67 years, Jeaninne; his sons, An­dre (Jen­nifer) and Michael (De­bra), of Ocean Springs, MS; his daugh­ter, Francine Har­ris (Steve) of Wor­thing­ton, Ohio; daugh­terin-law, Lau­ren Michaud of Man­dev­ille, LA; and his sis­ter, Yvette Beau­doin of Dra­cut, MA. He also leaves the joys of his life, 8 grand­chil­dren and 5 great-grand­chil­dren.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be on Mon­day, Jan­uary 14, 2019, at RIEMANN FAM­ILY FU­NERAL HOME, 13872 Le­moyne Blvd. at Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, West Jack­son County, from 6:308:00 pm.

A pro­ces­sion will leave the fu­neral home on Tues­day, Jan­uary 15, 2019 at 12:10 pm go­ing to St. Alphon­sus Catholic Church, Ocean Springs, where Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated at 12:30 pm.

Mr. Michaud will be buried with full mil­i­tary honors at the Biloxi Na­tional Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests do­na­tions be made to St Jude’s Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, www.stjude.org .

Mem­o­ries may be shared at www.rie­man­n­fam­ily.com .

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