Alicia Moreau Shambo passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 25 in her beloved chalet on the hillside of the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Alicia was born on March 10, 1962, in Winchendon. She was the daughter of the late Philip A. Moreau, who died in 1975, and Evangeline M. Moreau Skelton, who died in 2009.
She is survived by her three children, daughters Brittany Evangeline Shambo and Natalie Margaret Shambo and son Thomas Alan Shambo, and her beloved dog, Baron. She leaves her three brothers, Philip Kirk Moreau (Lisa) of Hubbardston, William Mark Moreau (Ginger) of York, Maine, and Kent Smokey Moreau (Susan) of Westminster, as well as a stepbrother, John Beecher Skelton (Carolyn) of Andover. She also leaves six nieces and nephews, and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by her twin brother, Alan Ray Moreau, who died in 1994.
Alicia was raised in Winchendon and graduated from Murdock High School in 1980. At the age of 18, she enlisted into the United States Navy and served as a corpsman. She was a member of the United States Navy for 12 years (four years active duty, eight years reserves), during which time she was stationed in Oakland and Subic Bay, Philippines.
During her time in the U.S. Navy Reserves, Alicia attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in business. She moved back to Massachusetts shortly after and graduated with an MBA from Nichols College in Dudley in 1992. She worked for Banyan Systems in Westborough until starting her own sewing and interior design businesses, The Curtain Lady/Designs by Alicia, in 2000. Alicia lived in Hopkinton from 1992 until 2017, at which time she moved to Franconia, New Hampshire.
Alicia was a great lover of the outdoors, enjoyed spending time in her garden and had many adventures traveling the world, but her true passion was skiing at Cannon Mountain. She volunteered at the Hopkinton schools every Veterans Day to teach kids about the military, and also volunteered in helping lead a Girl Scout troop. She was a member of the Mittersill Association for Chalet Owners (MACO), and served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the town of Franconia, New Hampshire. Alicia was a parishioner at St. John’s the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton, where she was active in the RCIA and CCD programs.
Alicia volunteered at the Boston Marathon for many years, handing out Mylar blankets at the finish line. During the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, she was a first responder on the scene and was instrumental in helping to save the lives of many victims, utilizing her U.S. Navy corpsman training once again.
A funeral Mass was July 2 in St. John the Evangelist Church, with Rev. Richard Cannon officiating. It was followed by a burial with military honors at Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Adaptive Ski Program of New Hampshire in Alicia’s honor.
There will be a celebration of life in Alicia’s memory held in New Hampshire at a later date.
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