|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1928|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 2011|
WILDWOOD, Fla. - Eugene Joseph Brochu, 83, of Wildwood, Fla., formerly of Hardwick and Stowe, died peacefully Dec. 20, 2011, in The Villages Regional Hospital in Florida, following a long illness.
He was born in Hardwick on Feb. 7, 1928, the son of the late Davila and Elodie (Patoine) Brochu.
He was one of fourteen children. Eugene was a lifelong resident of Vermont until he retired in 2004 and moved to Florida. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Wildwood, Fla., and St. Norbert's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, Brownson Council #1568, both in Hardwick. Mr. Brochu will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. Forty-five years ago, he and his wife started the Brochu Family Reunions, held every year in July. Devoted to his faith, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia "Ginny"; and their three children, Alan and his fiancee, Diane Corbett, Patrick and his wife, Lisa, and Diane Desautels and her husband, Roger; grandchildren, Daniel, Julie, Jena, Danielle, Zachary and Callie; two great- grandchildren, Carter and Bella; and surviving siblings include Gerard, Denise, Pauline, John, Jacques and Gisele. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathleen (Drown) Gaboriault and Alcide, and a brother-in-law, Harold Drown.
He was predeceased by his siblings, Yvette, Louis, Paul, Edward, Lucy, Michael and Bertha; and a granddaughter, Kiley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. at St. Norbert's Church in Hardwick.
Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Hardwick. Northern Vermont Funeral Service, Hardwick, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on January 24, 2012
BROCHU WILDWOOD, Fla. - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardwick, for Eugene Joseph Brochu of Wildwood, Fla., formerly of Stowe and Hardwick. He died Dec. 20, 2011, at the Villages Regional Hospital in Florida.
Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Hardwick. Arrangements are under the direction of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm Street, Hardwick.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on June 28, 2012
Davila Brochu (1892 - 1986)
Elodie Patoine Brochu (1894 - 1988)
Lucie Brochu Menard (1914 - 2003)*
Paul Brochu (1916 - 1995)*
Louis Brochu (1917 - 1928)*
Yvette Marie Brochu Denault (1921 - ____)*
Edouard Eugene Brochu (1925 - 1999)*
Michael A Brochu (1926 - 1994)*
Eugene J. Brochu (1928 - 2011)
Denise Brochu LaMonda (1930 - 2014)*
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Jan 24, 2012
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