Aug. 17, 1988—Sept. 11, 2021
WARRENSBURG — Ghalan R. Nadeau, Jr., 33, formerly of Warrensburg, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 11, 2021 following a tragic accident while enjoying one of his many hobbies.
Born August 17, 1988 in Waterbury, CT, he was the son of Lisa (Walker) Ackley of Athol and Ghalan R. Nadeau, Sr., of Torrington, CT.
Following his graduation from Queensbury Central School in 2006, he enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country as a gunner’s mate on the U.S.S. Vella Gulf until his honorable discharge in 2015.
After his Navy service, he furthered his education attending colleges in Montana and Colorado, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology. He loved to travel the world and even to the extent of backpacking 150 miles in Asia. His hobbies included racing sports cars, hunting, fishing and hiking. Ghalan was a man of many trades but his passion was logging with his brothers, Joe and Dan at DeMars Logging.
Those who passed before him were his paternal grandparents, maternal grandfather, Aunt Cindy, his cousin Nola and friend, Ben Round.
Those left to remember him are his mother, Lisa Ackley; father, Ghalan, Sr.; stepmother, Elizabeth Nadeau; his stepbrother and best friend, Joe DeMars and his fiance, Sybile; his siblings: Michelyn, Dustin, Elyza, and Lindsey Nadeau, Alison Marchetti, Ginny, Danny Ackley, Jr., and Danielle Prosser; his girlfriend, Jacki; maternal grandmother, Mary Washburn; stepfather, Danny Ackley; nephews: Korey Bartholomew, Malachi, Trevor, Austin Prosser, and Daniel Ackley; great-niece, Ryan Prosser; as well as four aunts; three uncles; his beloved dog, Molly; and an uncountable number of cousins and friends.
Friends may call on Ghalan’s family from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Alexander Funeral Home, 3809 Main St., Warrensburg.
A funeral service to celebrate his life will immediately follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Burial with military honors will follow in Warrensburg Cemetery.
Please visit www.alexanderfh.net for online guest book and condolences, and directions.