Maureen Reneau

Obituary of Maureen Cassidy Reneau

Maureen Cassidy Reneau passed away peacefully at Pineapple Garden in Rockledge on Monday, January 29th.

She was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on April 22nd, 1946, & being the eldest of 7 children, teaching came naturally to her. Maureen’s family moved to PAFB when she was in high school, & she graduated from Satellite High School, met the love of her life (Jon D. Reneau, Sr.), & married in 1965! She had 3 children: Jon, Jr. (Jen), Sean (Kristina), & Michele (J.P.), & nothing made her happier than raising her family!

Teaching her children reignited those gifts that came so naturally to her as the oldest child… & a lifelong mission of teaching & serving children across Central Brevard County began. Maureen was a Teacher Assistant for many years at Mila Elementary, only to enroll at UCF & graduate with her degree in Elementary & Exceptional Education. Not long after her graduation, Maureen was hired by Golfview Elementary School & was given her own classroom where she faithfully & tirelessly taught & served the children & their families for over 35 years! Along with teaching & leading clubs & activities, Maureen also served as the Union Representative for many years; she was multiple-time Teacher of the Year; & she taught her students with special needs with passion, dedication, & love.

And while teaching & leading these organizations, Maureen also was committed to her community & Rockledge sports. From Little League baseball, football, & soccer volunteering to being a founding member of Rockledge High School’s Quarterback Club, Maureen absolutely enjoyed & loved to help & serve the sport-side of youth around Brevard with all she had, as well. She single-handedly helped make many great memories for her children & children all across Rockledge & Brevard County!

More than all the ways she served her community, Maureen Reneau was an incredible mother, & not just to her 3 children , but also to any child her children brought into her home. All were welcomed & cared for & loved by her. She was encouraging, supportive, straightforward, fair, & loving.

EVERYONE MATTERED to Maureen, but what mattered most to her were her 8 grandchildren: Noah, Riley, & Cassidy; Ashlyn & Ciara; & Jacob, Zachary, & Matthew. She left an incredible legacy of Mystery Tours, Adventures, Memory-Making, & love. Maureen aka Nana was truly the best!

Maureen is preceded in death by her parents (Paul & Mary Cassidy); her husband (Jon D. Reneau, Sr.); & her brother (Paul, Jr.). Maureen will be missed by all who knew her, & while we mourn her loss, we thank God for her extraordinary life that touched SO many lives & left a beautiful, indelible mark on the lives of all she encountered.

In lieu of flowers, please, consider donating to Rockledge High School’s Wrestling Team or Brevard County Special Olympics Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Team.

We invite all who knew & loved Maureen to celebrate her life at her Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 17th at 10:30am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rockledge, FL. Eternal rest grant unto Maureen, O Lord, & may perpetual light shine upon her.