, Newburyport, MA

January 21, 2014

Caroline Jane Daneau, 88

Lafayette, In — Caroline Jane (Mitchell) Daneau, 88, of Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind.

She was born on February 21, 1925, in Amesbury, Mass., to the late William S. and Flossie B. (Newman) Mitchell.

Caroline worked for New England Telephone Co., which is now Verizon, as a telephone operator until her retirement in 1990. She enjoyed spending her time gardening and bird watching.

Surviving are her children, Linda Daneau of Lafayette, Robert Daneau and wife, Terri, of Dover, N.H., Gary Daneau of Waialua, Hawaii, and Joseph Daneau Jr. of Haleiwa, Hawaii; and grandchildren, Kelly, Karen, Carol, Michael, Katie, Adam, Lori, and Rhonda. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Leonard Daneau and James Daneau; and brothers, Leonard Mitchell and Eugene Mitchell.

Private family services will be held.

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