Gary Michaud, age 63, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the home he built surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on December 29, 1951 in Hempstead, NY to Norbert Michaud and the late Genevieve Maddox.
Gary was a proud Vietnam veteran who served his country with honors, receiving the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Star service medals, the Mechanic & Driver’s badge, and the Expert Rifle badge.
Gary married the love of his life, Mary Jo on March 28, 1981 and they had a remarkable fun-filled life together for over 33 years. He worked as an electrician and department supervisor for the Saratoga County Buildings and Grounds for many years.
Gary enjoyed hunting and he loved cars, NASCAR Jimmy Johnson. He particularly enjoyed being a member of The Goat Brothers Motorcycle club for 10 years and racing his own car at Albany/Saratoga Speedway.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Mary Jo Peck Michaud, sons; Jason Lont, Tyler Michaud, and daughter; Jenalyn Michaud, grandchildren; Isaac, Levi and Kamiila, brothers; Bob (Edie) Michaud, Raymond (Betsy) Michaud, Greg (Eileen) Michaud, sisters; Beverly Lant, and Cathy Michaud (Mike Jones).
He is preceded in death by his mother Genevieve Maddox Michaud and nephew; John Lant Jr.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Compassionate Funeral Care. Calling hours will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Interment will be at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY 12871.
A special thanks to Dr. Jenny Romero’s Oncology office and all our friends and family that supported Gary through his long battle with cancer. The family wishes to express and sincere “Thank you” to the caring staff at Hospice for all their support.
In lieu of flowers donations, can be made to, Grandchildren’s 529 College Fund, C/O Mary Jo Michaud, 81 Caldwell Road, Stillwater, NY 12170.
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