Maurice “Moose” Denerie Vezina

March 10, 1970 - June 11, 2017
Maurice “Moose” Denerie Vezina

Maurice “Moose” Denerie Vezina, Jr, 47, of 210 Kingston Road, Wilmington, NC, died suddenly at his residence on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on March 10, 1970, the son of the late Maurice and Beverly Vezina of Wilmington.

Maurice was employed at O’Brien Heating & Air Conditioning.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia Vezina; sister Amye V. Cox, her husband Barry, and their four children, Erin, Tyler, Christian and Lindsey of Garner, North Carolina; and sister Melanie V. Payne, her husband Harold, and their three sons Matthew, Andrew, and Thomas.

Known affectionately as “Moose” he graduated from New Hanover High School where he played football. During his Elon University football career he was named 1992 NAIA First Team All American. He loved sports and immensely enjoyed watching Tarheel football and basketball.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel with Rev. Pat Raybun, pastor of the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk of Wrightsville Beach, officiating.Burial will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to honor Moose by making donations to the Wounded Warriors Project by visiting his page at

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  • June 14, 2017
    Page Inge says:
    I will always remember you my friend. As I have told the story of your favorite meal you quoted to me several times while we were in school. It was two 12 inch footlong subs, a family size bag of doritos, and a 2 liter Mountain Dew. You were a kind hearted giant of a man and I know God must have needed a quick footed pulling guard on his team in Heaven. May God Bless your Wife and family for we will all see you again one day.

  • June 13, 2017
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  • June 13, 2017
    Joy Plowman says:
    My heart aches for your family. May God wrap his loving arms around y'all. I would be there if I wasn't out of state, but with you in spirit.

  • June 13, 2017
    David & Mary Ann Turner says:
    Moose was loved by so many and will be missed dearly. He loved his Georgia with all his heart and will be in her heart forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends. We love you Georgia and we are always here for you......David & Mary Ann

  • June 13, 2017
    Scott says:
    Moose was one of the best people you could ever be around. His sense of humor and sprit towards life made him great to work with everyday. I will miss seeing him and my heart goes out to his wife and family. He was truly a reason I enjoyed coming to work. O'Brien's lost a valuable employee and more importantly a great friend!!