|Birth: ||May 14, 1927|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 2009|
Essex, CT - Adrien Thomas Brochu, 82, of Essex and a longtime resident of East Hartford, died at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (Tripp) Brochu, who died in 1959.
He was born in East Hardwick, Vt., son of the late Francois and Emila (Roy) Brochu. Adrien was a proud Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and was always a UCONN fan. He worked for 46 years as a nuclear welder for Local #880 at many projects all across the Eastern U.S. He loved his many travels to Europe, dancing, and gardening. Adrien was a single dad and great provider, raising both of his children alone since 1959.
He is the loving father of Adrienne Yvonne Brochu and Steve Bancroft of Essex, Glenn Paul Brochu and his wife, Donna, of Columbia; dear brother to Peter and his wife, Helen Brochu, Suzanne Clark, Felix and his wife, Lee Brochu, Helen and Lenny Provost, all of Waterford and Arthur and his wife, Pat Brochu, of Windsor. Adrien was the proud grandfather of Jessica Lorraine Saimininkas, R.N. of Farmington, Nicole Brochu of Vermont, Taylor Brochu of Columbia. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Arlene Brochu of Keene, N.H.; as well as many cousins, friends, and the family dogs, Bear and Velvet.
He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Broadwell and a brother, Larry Brochu.
Visiting hours will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St., Centerbrook, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Prospect St., Essex, followed by full military honors. Interment will be private at Notre Dame Cemetery in Fall River.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vitas Hospice, 255 Pitkin St., East Hartford CT 06108.
Published in The Day on 8/16/2009 www.theday.com
Lorraine Tripp Brochu (1935 - 1959)*
Notre Dame Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 16, 2009
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