Dennis Barbeau

Dennis Raymond Barbeau, 70, of Madison died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

He was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Redbud, Illinois, to Clarence Joseph and Elizabeth Jean McKnight Barbeau. He graduated from Redbud High School in 1967 and then attended ITT Tech in Indianapolis, where he graduated in 1969 after majoring in engineering and architecture. He later received an MBA from the University of Illinois. After graduation, he moved to Madison and began working at Clifty Engineering. He later moved to Rochester, New Hampshire, where he and his wife owned Realty World Real Estate Agency. He also worked for Learjet in Perryville, Missouri, and Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. He worked for General Electric as a program engineer for 10 years. He had worked at the Cleveland plant in the lighting division, the Pennsylvania plant in the oil and gas division, and later at the Louisville plant at Appliance Park. In 2000, he moved back to Madison, and began working at Armor Metal Group in Madison and then in Mason, Ohio. He then went back to General Electric and worked at the Louisville plant at Appliance Park and later returned to work as a contract employee at Grote Industries. He was a member of Madison Elks Lodge No. 524 and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. He also was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He enjoyed camping, hunting, square dancing and being a pilot. He had owned three different planes in his lifetime. He was a meticulous man who wanted to make sure everything was done in the proper way.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Jane Stewart Barbeau of Madison; three daughters, Ginny Hardwick and Jacqueline Beth Shelton, both of Madison, and Dawn Michelle Gormely of Chicago; one sister, Karen Moore of Waterloo, Illinois; five brothers, David Barbeau of Waterloo, Ronnie Barbeau of Redbud, Terry Barbeau and Bobby Barbeau, both of Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois, and Tim Barbeau of St. Louis; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a Funeral Mass of Christian burial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

The rosary will be prayed Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral homes and at the church.

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