David P. Menard, 85

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BRUNSWICK — David P. Menard, 85, of Scarponi Drive, died Nov. 8, at his home surrounded by family.

Menard was born in Brunswick Jan. 8, 1930, the son of Joseph and Alice Tetreault Menard. He attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1948. On Oct. 8, 1965, he married Geraldine C. Nadeau Giroux.

Menard served in the Army during the Korean War as a radio repairman and instructor. He then worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service until he retired in 1997.

He was an avid reader who was particularly interested in history and Catholic theology. He also enjoyed playing golf and exercising. One of Menard’s greatest pleasures was spending time with his family, and he went to great lengths to make things fun, including building a skating rink each winter, camping trips and backyard baseball games with his kids, grand kids, nieces and nephews. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, and the McDonald’s Breakfast Club.

Surviving is his wife, Geraldine Menard, of Brunswick; six sons, Bob Giroux, of Brunswick, Bill Giroux, of Bath, John Giroux, of Corinna, Joe Menard, of Portland, Matt Menard, of Yarmouth and Jim Menard, of Brooklyn, New York; five daughters, Claire Redden, of Brunswick, Louise Rowe, of Cocoa, Florida, Diane Burris, of Vancouver, Washington, Jeanne Ackor, of Rockland and Lisa Pickford, of Brunswick; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 12 at St. John’s the Baptist Church-All Saints Parish in Brunswick. Interment with military honors will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Catholic School, 37 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011.