Mike Nadeau, 56, of Washington Township, PA, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Wednesday, December 6 with his loving wife, Paula, holding his hand by his side. Born on May 4, 1961, in Chapeau, Quebec, he was the son of the late Mary LaPierre Nadeau and Acey Nadeau. He was greatly influenced by his parents who gave him his strong work ethic, taught him to be kind and generous and blessed him with the ability to build or fix anything, hunt, fish, and bake. Mike was a High School graduate who started his paving stone career sweeping the floors and worked his way up to Chief Operating Officer and part owner of Techo-Bloc Corp in Pen Argyl, where he worked for the past 14 years. Mike believed that with hard work, dedication and passion, he and anyone could accomplish anything. He instilled these values in his employees, friends, and family.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Paula Pantaleo Nadeau, and his 15-year-old daughter, Teresa, who was his pride and joy. His greatest joys were playing guitar with Teresa, listening to her sing or play piano, watching her act, time spent fishing on his boat with “his girls” and his annual epic snowmobile trips with his brothers and great friends. Mike is also survived by his loving brothers, Dr. John Nadeau (Stephanie) and Hugh (Ginette) both of whom he greatly loved and admired, and who traveled far to be at his side during his illness, his sisters Rosie Flanagan (Bob) and Jean McConneghy, his mother-in-law, Isabella Pantaleo, and sister-in-law, Frances (Bob). He was predeceased by his sister, Joan, a brother, James, and his father-in-law, Philip Pantaleo. Mike will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews and his friends and colleagues in the US, Canada, and Europe that he touched, encouraged, taught and influenced, and especially his partner, Charles Ciccarello and his wife, Nancy, and family, and his best friend, Chris McAllister, who was by his side and helped take care of Mike and his family during his illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 11 AM, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 300 W. Babbitt Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA. There will be visitation hours, Monday beginning at 5 PM until 8 PM and Tuesday beginning at 10 AM until 10:45 AM all at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Roch’s Cemetery, West Bangor. The Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC, http://www.ruggierofuneralhome.com, Pen Argyl is in charge of arrangements.