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LAURA MARY BLEAU

February 17, 1939 — July 8, 2024

Alpena

Laura Mary Bleau, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, has bid farewell to this world on July 8, 2024, in Alpena, Michigan. She was born on February 17, 1939, in Lachine, Michigan to the late Frank and Florence (Murray) Burns. Laura's life was a testament to selflessness she exemplified the true meaning of a caregiver, always prioritizing others above herself.

Throughout her life, Laura's vibrant personality shone through. She was known for her spontaneity, living by the spur of the moment, and her unwavering generosity. Her loved ones remember her fondly as someone who always placed the needs of others before her own.

One of Laura's proudest accomplishments was her enduring marriage to the love of her life, Joseph Bleau. The couple exchanged vows on February 22, 1955, at St. Anne Catholic Church and enjoyed 68 beautiful years together until Joseph's passing in 2023. Laura now joins him in eternal peace.

Laura Mary Bleau leaves behind a legacy of kindness and love. She will be dearly missed by her surviving children: Ellen (David) Dohn of Alpena, Frank Bleau of Ludington, MI., Arthur (Tammy) Bleau of Milan, MI., Bonnie (Scot) McKenzie of Rogers City, MI., Joseph (Maria) Bleau Jr. of Willis, MI., Donna (Mike) Morgan of Alpena, MI., Keith (Laurie) Bleau of Dublin, OH., Gerald (Karie) Bleau of Ludington, MI., along with 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Additionally, she is survived by several nieces and nephews who will cherish her memory.

Laura Mary Bleau was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph J. Bleau Sr., a daughter Laurie Jane Bleau, as well as all of her siblings who have gone before her.

In addition to her dedication to ensuring clean and welcoming school environments throughout her custodial career that spanned over two decades until she retired so she could take care of her mother, Laura found joy in various hobbies such as shopping trips, playing cards with loved ones, crocheting beautiful creations, occasional visits to the casino for excitement and entertainment as well as spending quality time with family while enjoying moments of relaxation watching television.

Services to honor Laura Mary Bleau's life will be held at A.E. Ross Funeral Home located at 516 W Chisholm St in Alpena on Friday, July 12, 2024. The visitation is scheduled from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, July 12th with a Prayer Service commencing at 7:00 PM on the same day followed by another visitation at St. Anne Catholic Church on Saturday, July 13th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM which will lead into the Mass of Christian Burial starting at 11:00 AM with Father Aloysius Okpala as celebrant.

While we bid farewell to Laura Mary Bleau in the physical realm today our hearts are warmed by countless memories that shall forever be cherished allowing us to feel comforted by how lucky we are for having experienced such an incredible soul during our lifetime here below through our fond memories shared together during days long since passed yet never forgotten till we meet once more beyond this earthly realm united amongst those who have passed before us where we shall rejoice under the light everlasting fulfilled with immeasurable love that knows no bounds nor end alike allowing us solace unending encompassed eternally within heaven above evermore...

May she rest in eternal peace.

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, July 13, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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Friday, July 12, 2024

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Friday, July 12, 2024

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