Charles A. Morneau, former Dining Service baker and Honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association, died on November 28, 2022, in Scarborough, Maine.
(The following was provided by the Demers-Desmond Funeral Home on November 29, 2022)
Charles Albert Morneau, age 83, of Brunswick, died peacefully after a lingering illness at Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough on November 28, 2022.
A resident of Brunswick for nearly fifty years, Charles was born in Lewiston, Maine, on November 2, 1939, to the late Roland J. C. Morneau and Alberta B. Roux, the fourth of seven siblings.
Charles graduated from Lewiston High School in 1958, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving four years, and was honorably discharged in 1962. Returning to Lewiston, he attended Casco Bay College (Plus School of Business) in Portland. He moved to Brunswick in 1974, working several jobs, including with Gene Poliquin installing carpets and rugs. He then began working for a local bakery, developing his skills as a baker. He was then hired by Bowdoin College food service and worked as a baker for twenty-five years, retiring in 2005.
He was predeceased by his parents and two siblings: Paul A. Morneau and Louise M. Keith of Oregon. He is survived by three sisters and a brother, Madeleine M. Henderson and Rachel Morneau of Oregon, Suzanne M. Rhode of Brunswick, and Maurice B. Morneau of Boston. Charles was a cherished uncle to his many nieces, nephews, and their children. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed various activities, including reading history and card- playing, and excelled at cribbage. Charles never refused an opportunity to join the family board game. Charles was a kind person with a dry wit and a good sense of humor. He was a friend you could count on you whenever you needed him.
His family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at Maine Veterans Home for their loving care and kindness.