Sentinel & Enterprise Fitchburg, MA
Saturday, January 7th, 2006
LUNENBURG -- George H. Brodeur, 77, of Lunenburg, died Thursday, Jan. 4, in his home after an illness.
He was born on Jan. 19,1929, in Swanton, Vt., the son of Elphege and Ozilva (Fontaine) Brodeur and lived in Lunenburg for most of his life. George had worked for AT&T for 24 years, before he retired several years ago.
In 1951, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars in Townsend, and was past commander of the Veteran of Foreign Wars in Lunenburg.
Known as “Pepere,” George had most enjoyed spending time with family and grandchildren. A generous man he would always be willing to help any one who needed a helping hand. He also was involved with his son’s Boy Scouts for many years and liked traveling with his wife. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Leominster.
He leaves his wife, Juliette (Leger) Brodeur; his son, David and his wife, Ann Brodeur, of Ashburnham; his two daughters, Joan M. and her husband, Gary Batchelder, of Chester, N.H., and Melissa and her husband, Christopher Tooley, of Pittsford, Vt.; five grandchildren, Zacharie, Lauren, Erin, Eliza and Emelia. He also leaves a brother, Adrian Brodeur of Gardner, and was predeceased by four brothers, Oscar, Lucien, Yvon and John Brodeur; and five sisters, Bertha, Simonne, Lucille, Jean and Rita.
BRODEUR -- The funeral will be held from the Lavery Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer St., Fitchburg, with a Mass at noon on Monday, Jan. 8, in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main St., Leominster, and the interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Fitchburg. Calling hours will be on Sunday afternoon from 4 until 6 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Diversified Home Care/Hospice Program, 25 Tucker Drive, Leominster, 01453.