Denise Marie Josephe Louise Moats, age 85 of Middlefield, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic with her family by her side. She was born on April 5, 1928 in Bois Joly D`Ardelay, France, daughter of Jean Baptiste Andre and Marie Suzanne Florestine (Fonteneau) Maudet. Denise married George J. Moats Oct. 29, 1960. They were married 44 years before he died in 2004. A resident of this area since 1964, she loved traveling to France to visit her relatives and she wintered in Florida. Her hobbies included shopping, puzzle books, watching Wheel of Fortune, Days of Our Lives, and Cops. She especially loved being with her grandkids.
She will be missed dearly by her friends and family; 3 sons, Angelo Maudet of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Patrick (Lisa) Maudet of Bristolville, and Steven Moats of Troy Twp.; 2 daughters, Simone (Gary) Lee of Middlefield and Claudine Moats of Medina; 4 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; her brother George Maudet and her sister Simone Briand, both of Nantes, France. She is preceded in death and "together again" with her husband George; her parents; her brother Jean Maudet and her sister Mary Josephine Vachon.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Russell Funeral Service, 15670 West High St. (Rt. 87), Middlefield. Visitation will be Wednesday 7:00-9:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Overlook Cemetery in Parkman. Father John Burkley of St. Edward will officiate.