Russell A. Michaud, 85: Postmaster served country, community

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BRUNSWICK — Russell A. Michaud, 85, of Weymouth Street, died Feb. 16 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center.

He was born in Brunswick on May 15, 1929, the son of Adolphe and Rose Alma Belanger Michaud.

Michaud attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1948. On July 13, 1950, he married Yvette C. Coulombe. She died July 23, 2002. On Jan. 31, 2004, he married Theresa Masse Favreau.

During the Korean War, Michaud served in the U.S. Army. He later served for 11 years in the Maine National Guard.

Michaud spent most of his career working for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring as postmaster of South Paris in 1985. He also held supervisory positions in post offices in Brunswick, Portland and Auburn.

He was an avid golfer, enjoyed spending time on his computer, and was always willing to help other people.

Michaud was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, of Brunswick, and of St. Catherine’s Church, of Norway. He served as a member of the parish councils of both churches. He was also a member of the local Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club and the Knights of Columbus.

Michaud was predeceased by a son, Daniel R. Michaud.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Favreau Michaud, of Brunswick; a daughter, Diane Huppe and husband, Alain, of Stoughton, Massachusetts; stepchildren Christine Deweese, of Florida, Marc Favreau, of Connecticut, and James, John, Paul and Andrew Favreau, all of Maine; a sister, Theresa Michaud Doiron and husband, Gerald, of Harpswell; a daughter-in-law, Florence Michaud Lebel and husband, David, of South Carolina; his grandchildren, Barbara Wong and husband, Jonathan, Kimberly Raplenovich and husband, Matthew, Nicholas Michaud and wife, Lesley, Aimee Sanfasin and husband, Steve, Rebecca Couture and husband Ryan, and Julie Ann Frye and husband, Jason; and several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Feb. 21 at St. John the Baptist Church, in Brunswick, and a reception followed at Stetson’s Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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