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Margaret M. Gaboriault

Margaret M. Gaboriault
  • October 27, 1935 - March 14, 2017
  • Creve Coeur, Illinois

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CREVE COEUR ~ Margaret Mary Gaboriault, 81, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:39 a.m. Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Pekin.
Born October 27, 1935 in Peoria to William H. and Mary Jane (Modendricker) Meyer, she married O. Douglas Ausburn on October 30, 1952 in Ashland, Mississippi.  She later married William Gaboriault on September 28, 1973 in Peoria.  He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Doug (Myong) Ausburn of Aurora, Colorado, Vincent (Josephine) Gaboriault of Creve Coeur; four daughters, Mary Jane (Steven) Dickinson of Peoria, Gail Ausburn of East Peoria, Margaret (Carl) Phillips of Creve Coeur and Aggie (Brian) Shults of Golconda; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and one sister, Dorothy Hurt of Pekin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, William Gaboriault, Jr. in September, 1974 in Carbondale; seven brothers and one sister.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Margaret enjoyed camping, fishing, flower and vegetable gardening, riding her bicycle, going to garage sales and just getting out and going for rides in the car.  For 22 years, Margaret and Bill were known as winter Texans where she enjoyed going for walks on the beach and gathering shells.

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.  Pastor Keith Thibo will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9:30 until 10:30 Saturday morning at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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