Camille A. Nadeau

FLORIDA — Camille A. “Kim” Nadeau, 88, died on Feb. 20, 2012, after a short illness with family by his side.

Born in Winterville on Feb. 27, 1923, to Amanda and Vincent Nadeau, he was one of nine children; survived by his sister Katherine Clarke and brother Vincent Albert.

Kim was a proud WWII vet serving in the Army from 1943 until the end of the war in 1945.Upon his return to the States, he went to school to learn how to be a mechanic to provide for his growing family. With three children living in Connecticut in 1951, he opened Kim’s Auto Service, followed by Huntley Motors and National Car Rental. Always working hard, he purchased 22 buildings with multiple rental units during his years in business.

In 1968, he moved to Florida, became a broker, and later partner of Cole Real Estate of Palm Beach and highly-respected mediator for the Florida Association of Realtors, until he retired in 2003.

Camille, a beloved father, is survived by a son, Roland Nadeau of Windham; daughters Constance Upson of Naples and Patricia (Benoit) Gagnon of Old Orchard Beach; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Camille wanted everyone to know that he had a wonderful, full life loving his work, traveling and spending precious time with family. He will always be a part of our hearts and his love will pass through the generations to follow.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Camille’s memory to:Tidwell Hospice, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, Florida 34293.

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