Michael Kelly Mathieu, 62, of Mineral, Virginia, passed away on April 22nd, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Mike was in the Navy for 26 years, and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer. He moved to Lake Anna, and continued to work in the private sector for 17 years.
Mike was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, teammate, colleague, and friend. He had a joy of life, took every opportunity to make everyone feel welcomed and at ease, and was known for his sense of humor and practical jokes. Mike invented the sport of Pumpkin Bowling, among other accomplishments. He was an avid boater and fisher, and loved spending time out on the lake with his friends and family.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Mathieu. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Caryl Ann Victoria Mathieu, his son, Douglas Edward Mathieu, and his daughter, Victoria Elizabeth Mathieu Ng, along with her husband, John Ng, and their daughter, Violetta Bingbing Aulani Ng.
Mike is also survived by his mother, Betsy Ann Mathieu, as well as his brothers and their significant others: Charles Alan Mathieu and Mary Mathieu; Daniel Ralph Mathieu and Claudia Mathieu; Edward Campbell Mathieu and Joan Stamm; Douglas Boyd Mathieu and Zuleika Deciga-Mathieu; and Donby John Mathieu and Monica Mathieu.
A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa, Virginia. 200 Fredericksburg Avenue Louisa, Virginia, 23093
*Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.* Mike was an American hero, and although much of what he did is not known to many, he will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors. You are welcome to attend, and we will pass on more information, as it is available.
The family would love to hear from each and every one of you: Please feel free to leave a comment below with how you knew Mike, how he touched your life, or a fun story to share.
Memorials may be made to the Contreras Cancer Fund, with a note “Oasis of Hope—In Memory of Michael Mathieu,” sent to
Contreras Cancer Fund
attn: Mr. Larry Mackay
21208 N 52nd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308-9355
or by visiting https://www.canceraidresearch.org/programs/contreras-cancer-fund/