Carmen L. Giroux

VASSALBORO – Carmen L. Giroux, 76, passed away peacefully and joined the angels in heaven on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Maine General Medical Center. She was born on June 5, 1944, the day prior to D-Day, a daughter of the late Phillip and Sadie Morneau (Bolduc). She was one of nine children.

Carmen married Richard Giroux on July 6, 1963. Early on Carmen was a homemaker raising her family. She worked many jobs throughout her life. She worked early on at Hathaway shirt factory, later she was employed in the medical field as a CNA at Volmer’s Nursing Home, Lemieux’s Orchard, and drove bus when she was needed. The last position that she was very proud of was her house keeping position that she held at Maine General. This position she received awards for her excellence in her work ethics.

Carmen could cook! She was amazing and always had food on the table and in the oven. She could make the best food out of nothing. No one could duplicate her food. She would always want to feed you when you came over. She loved her flowers and planted many different flowers around her house. She had a soft spot for animals and loved to feed the birds, squirrel and chipmunks that came upon her deck. Many strays found their home with her. Carmen loved to garden and was always canning her rewards that she grew. She was a hard worker all her life. Was very religious and was always praying.

Carmen will be deeply and forever missed by all who knew her, but especially by her son Peter and her husband Richard who cared for at home as her health faltered.

Carmen was predeceased by her parents, Phillip and Sadie Morneau, sister, Jacqueline Halle, brother, Phillip Lawrence Morneau, sister, Mary Jane Cliché, and great-grandchild, Larissa Patnaude.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard Giroux; sons, Peter Giroux of Vassalboro, Richard Giroux Jr. and wife Cynthia of Albion; daughters, Jacqueline Giroux of Vassalboro, Barbara Patnaude and husband David of China; her nine grandchildren, Daven Giroux, Jessica Bolduc, Jacob Boivin, Jaron Boivin, Jestil Boivin, Jadelynn Giroux, Nathan Patnaude, Michael Patnaude, Caleb Patnaude; her siblings, Robert and Mary Morneau, Paul Morneau, Theresa and Joe Thibodeau, Reginald and Laurie Morneau, Roger and Cindy Morneau, as well as seven great-grandchildren and wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, February 10, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville. Burial will be held at 1 p.m., in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine, 04330. Due to COVID-19, masks must be worn and attendees need to practice social distancing. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carmen’s name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association USA National Office

161 N. Clark, Suite 3550,

Chicago IL 60601

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