Marlborough – Maurice P. Renaud, 84, of Marlborough, MA, formerly of Hudson, MA, died on Sunday, October 29, 2023. He was the beloved husband of 57 ½ years to the late Barbara L. (Downey) Renaud who died in March of 2023.
Maurice is survived by his two sons, Mark D. Renaud of Marlborough, MA, David L. Renaud and his wife Christine of Marlborough, MA; his daughter, Brenda M. Renaud and husband Larry Ferrie of Rhode Island; his 4 grandchildren, Samantha, Christina, Brandon, Theresa and 5 great grandchildren. He was the brother of Gaston and Albert Renaud, Irene Souza, Louise Warren, Lorraine Lafrenierre, Marie Braga and Helen Buxton. He also leaves many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Maurice was born and raised in Hudson, MA, son of the late Gaston and Lucy (Garon) Renaud. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Hudson High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force following high school and was honorably discharged in 1964. Maurice was a machinist by trade and worked locally for GTE and the Daugherty Tool and Die Company until retiring. He was a parishioner for many years at the former Saint Mary’s Parish in Marlborough, MA.
Maurice had a few hobbies and wood working was his favorite. He began crafting toys for his children when they were young. Later he set his wood working skills first on bird houses and then clocks. He enjoyed the frequent trips with his wife Barbara to Pennsylvania visiting the Dutch Country. They even contemplated moving there as the Amish traditions and lifestyle intrigued them both. York Beach in Maine was a frequent vacation camping spot they cherished together as a family. A favorite of both Maurice and Barbara was gathering with friends they met at the Gazbar Grill (a living room and homey atmosphere experience) they truly enjoyed. His unique personality and devotion to helping others is what he leaves behind for all to remember and cherish for years to come.
A Celebration of Maurice’s life will be held at the Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Family and friends may attend a period of visitation from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM prior to the service. Committal services will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beach Street, Marlborough, MA.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Maurice to: Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452, alz.org.