Eleanor Eileen (Carlisle) Michaud, 78, of Virginia Beach, passed from this life and into the eternal Kingdom of God on Saturday, July 16, 2022. She leaves behind a long list of family and friends who will hold her dearly in their hearts.
Eleanor was born in Norfolk, VA as the youngest of three children to Ambrose B. Carlisle and Blanche S. (Baker) Carlisle on December 28, 1943. She enjoyed a wonderful childhood, growing up along Shillelagh Road in southern Chesapeake, where she attended schools in the Great Bridge and Deep Creek areas.
Eleanor married in 1961 and soon thereafter began the life of a Navy spouse, raising three children while working as a homemaker and in the restaurant business.
She eventually returned to the Hampton Roads area in the mid-1970s and lived the remainder of her life in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. She eventually began a career as a successful florist with Colony Beach Florist, where she worked alongside her closest friend, Donna Pauley.
Eleanor was a devout Christian who devoted her life to serving God. She was most recently a member of Rock Church in Virginia Beach. She loved spending time with her family and her pets, and leaves behind her two wonderful felines, Charlie Brown and Linus.
She is survived by a brother, George A. Carlisle, and a sister, Mildred C. (Carlisle) Spiedel, both of Chesapeake. She also leaves behind a trio of children, Peter A. (Tony) Michaud and his wife, Michelle D. Michaud of Moyock, NC, Joan M. (Michaud) Thweatt of Virginia Beach and Robert N. Michaud and his wife, Andrea Whitfield of Greenville, NC. Eleanor is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a viewing at Altmeyer Funeral Home at 5033 Rouse Drive in Virginia Beach, VA from 5:00-7:30pm on Wednesday, July 20. A memorial service will take place at the same location the following day, Thursday, July 21, at 11:00am. A graveside service will then take place at 1:00pm the same day at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens at 524 Cedar Road in Chesapeake, VA.