Maurice John Baillargeon
John was born on December 19, 1923 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The son of Azarius Joseph and Victoria Rosealba (Heroux) Baillargeon. He married Maxine (Welsch) on November 10, 1945 in St. Joseph, Missouri and they celebrated 52 years of marriage. He retired from the Post Office in 1983. He served in the Navy as a sonar man during WWII. He enjoyed swimming, waterskiing, roller skating, gardening, and dancing, but he loved being with family the most. He and Maxine were members of the Bells and Bows Dance Club and bowled at Olympia Lanes. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He had been a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and at the time of his death had been attending St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kansas City. At the time of his death he had been living with his daughter, Toni, and her husband, John Melito, in Kansas City.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine; mother; father; brothers, Herve, Paul, Leo, Roland, Herman and Robert; sister, Lillian Vasington.
He is survived by his daughter and her husband; grandsons, Michael and wife Noelle Melito of Kansas City, Thomas and wife Lucy Melito of Plano, Texas; granddaughters, Amy Melito of Columbia, Missouri and Lisa Melito of San Antonio, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Rachel, Jarod, Nathan, Joel, Kyle, Zachary and Tyler of Kansas City and Roman of Plano, Texas; brothers, Hector and wife Mary Baillargeon of Norwich, Connecticut, Norman and wife Betty Baillargeon of Norwich, Connecticut; sister, Doris Viens of Williamatic, Connecticut; sister-in-laws; Nieces; and Nephews
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. There will be a Rosary 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where the Family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday.