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February 15, 1940 - November 11, 2017
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Mr. Walter J. Giroux, 77, of Carthage, Texas at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the St. William of Vercelli Catholic Church with Father Steve Paradis officiating. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. with a rosary to be held beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Hawthorn’s. Mr. Giroux died peacefully November 11, 2017 in Carthage, Texas.
Mr. Walter Joseph Giroux was born February 15, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the oldest of three children born to the marriage of Walter David and Marian Jolly Giroux. Walter was raised and schooled in Michigan at Sacred Heart in Dearborn and would later graduate from the University of Detroit. He married Frances Anne LaPrise, June 29, 1963 and they celebrated 54 years together.
Mr. Giroux spent his career as a Metallurgical Engineer with Ford Motor Company. He loved sports and sporting events of all kinds; he played tennis, hockey, and racquetball and was an avid golfer. Walter was a twenty year member of the St. William of Vercelli Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Giroux is survived by his loving wife, Fran Giroux of Carthage, children, Anne Sarin and husband Barry of Portland, OR, Dr. Susan Donald and husband Dr. Ben Donald of Carthage, Mike Giroux and wife Lisa of Bozeman, MT, David Giroux and wife Aimee
of Portland, OR, brother, James “Jim” Giroux and wife Sheila of Brownstown Township, MI, sister, Patricia “Pat” Jenkins and husband Tom of Westland, MI, grandchildren, Catie Sarin, Davis Sarin, Ethan Sarin, Erin Donald and fiancé, Tyler Hervey, Emily Donald, Daniel Giroux, Alex Giroux and Anna Giroux, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be, Jim Giroux, Walter Vivaldi, Palmer Fuselier, Jim Stevens, and Ben Donald. The family requests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association. A guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.
Hawthorn Funeral Home - Carthage
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