St. Agatha Cemetery Fund
Our Lady of Consolata
P.O. Box 139
Gagetown, MI 48735
Charity of Choice
Nancy Louise Rabideau, age 87 years of Gagetown, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at her Grand Rapids home. Born on February 25, 1933 in Pontiac, Michigan, Nancy was an only child who dreamed of a large family. Her dream became a reality when she married James Edward Rabideau of Gagetown, Michigan, on May 25, 1951 and they started their life together bearing fifteen children during their 61 years of marriage.
Nancy enjoyed staying at home to raise her family and believed that it was a sense of responsibility that made her job as a mother easy. Outside of the home, Nancy volunteered her time as a catechism teacher, a member of the St. Agatha parish council, and an election poll worker for more than twenty years. Nancy loved gardening, canning, cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She had a strong faith, conviction for democracy, and a belief in the value of a good education and hard work.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Jim and her daughter-in-law, Nancy, and is survived by her children, Mike (Deb), Marie Fowler (Bill), Ray (Gingie), David, Bill (Nancy), Jane Payne (Rick), Lena Taylor (Mike), Rita Noland (Craig), John (Miria), Mark (Bonnie), Dennis (Amy), Jim, Chris (Michelle), Matt (Mia), and Renee Cook (Mike). Thirty-six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren also survive.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated with immediate family at St. Agatha Church in Gagetown, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions to St. Agatha Cemetery Fund made out to Our Lady of Consolata Parish Office, P.O. Box 139 Gagetown, MI 48735 or to your charity of choice.