Scott Allen Carreau, 50: Treasure hunter, car enthusiast who could ‘turn an old rust-bucket into gold’

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MANCHESTER, NH – Scott Allen Carreau, 50, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly in his childhood home on Saturday, November 18, 2017. 

Scott was born in Manchester on May 5, 1967, to Donald and Virginia “Susie” (Keith) Carreau. He attended Memorial High School and found a lifelong passion in auto body work. Scott spent several years working closely with his dear friend Joe Michelin at Michelin Autobody and was excitedly about to embark on a new business venture opening his own auto body shop. A skilled technician, his services were in very high demand and it had often been said that he could take an old rust-bucket and turn it into gold. 

Scott enjoyed motorcycles, dirt bikes, and radio controlled vehicles of all kind, and could often be found collecting all manner of things he considered “treasures.” He also loved spending time with his family on the Merrimack River where he grew up. The river was such a huge part of their lives that, along with his wife and parents, the decision was made for Scott to purchase the home he grew up in so his parents could move into the house right next door. Scott was a caring, kind-hearted, generous man whose great sense of humor and sarcastic wit will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 

Scott is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Melissa (Grant) Carreau; his daughters, Kayla, Nicole, and Alexandria Carreau; his son, Joshua Carreau, his parents, Donald and Susie Carreau; his brothers, Shannon Carreau and wife, Melanie, and Lance Carreau and wife, Beth; two granddaughters and one niece.

Family and friends are invited to gather Wednesday, November 22 5-6 p.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., in Manchester. A memorial service will begin at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. You can leave condolences here.

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