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As a young man, Maurice had applied to Starfleet Academy, but his application was not accepted. Upon returning home to France, Maurice told no one - not even his wife or sons - that he had attempted to join Starfleet. His son Jean-Luc would not learn of Maurice's attempt to join Starfleet until many years later, and realize that he had lived his father's dream. (TNG novel: The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard).
Maurice died sometime during Jean-Luc's service aboard the USS Stargazer, between the early 2330s and 2355. For years afterwards, Jean-Luc harbored concerns that his father had never forgiven him for leaving home and joining Starfleet. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)