Margaret Gaff Howe Moreau

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Margaret Gaff Howe Moreau, of Guilford, Connecticut, formerly of Falls Church, Virginia died peacefully at home on August 2, 2010. Born May 9, 1919 in New Haven, daughter of the late Charles and Pembroke Howe, she was raised in Springfield, Ohio with her sister Helen Pembroke (deceased). She was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Canada, enlisting in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps in 1943. She was commissioned in the Reserves 1952 -1955. Married in 1950 to the late William O. Moreau (Col., USAF, Ret.), they had two daughters, Pembroke Moreau Roeder and Margaret Gaff Howe Moreau, Jr. The family settled in Falls Church in 1960. An active member of St.Patrick's Episcopal Church, Margaret volunteered her services to a number of charitable organizations including Meals on Wheels, Falls Church Daycare, the Falls Church Soup Kitchen, the Fairfax County Library, and Emergency Driving. In 2004, before moving to Connecticut, Mrs. Moreau was honored at a special service held at St. Patrick's to recognize her over forty years of dedicated community service. She is survived by her daughters, her son-in-law Eric Emanuelson, and her grandchildren Remmington Bishop, Eric Emanuelson, Jr., and Pembroke Emanuelson. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on August 14, 2010 at Christ Episcopal Church, Bethany. Burial will be at Arlington Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosebud Episcopal Mission c/o Christ Church, 526 Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06524.Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. .In the great hour of the end of this dispensation bid us come to thee that with all who love thee we may praise thee forever and ever.. Amen. The Companions of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, New Haven Chapter, offer our prayers and condolence to the family of Margaret. Margaret became a Companion in 1992. .Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.. SCHC/Adelynrood 46 Elm Sreet Byfield, MA 01922-2812

  2. Dear family of Margaret Moreau, Though I never met Margaret, she was a member of the New Haven Chapter of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. I know that she was also a member of the SCHC in Virginia before she moved to Connecticut. On behalf of the New Haven Chapter and the entire Society, our sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. I would love to speak to one of you about Margaret so as to write her memorial to be read at the next SCHC annual meeting. Please contact me by email or by phone (203-248-5317). Thank you. Karen Johnson Associate Companion in Charge New Haven Chapter

  3. I remember your mom as a good friend; I remember all the fudge that she made for the church bazaar every year and sometimes she took fudge to people when she delivered meals on wheels. What a great sense of humor she had! She will be greatly missed.

  4. Pembroke and Margarette, Your Mother and my Mother served together during WWII. They were close friends. I was sad to come across your Mom’s obituary. My Mom, Alice, died in 1997. I am sorry for your loss. Your Mom was so nice to me and my family when I was at Annapolis. I hope you all are well. Semper Fidelis, Dutch Bertholf

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