|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 2002|
Husband of Ruth E. (Thayer) Page
U.S. Navy WW-II
John M. Broutsas
Brattleboro - John Michael Broutsas, 82, of 24 Deepwood Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at home after a long illness.
He was born in Lowell, Mass., on Sept. 25, 1920, a son of Michael and Catherine (Kintzios) Broutsas. He moved to Greenfield, Mass, with his family where his father and an uncle ran a grocery business. Later his father bought and ran the Public Market across from the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro. His father also bought a farm on South Street in West Brattleboro, which he named Arcadia after an area in Greece where he was born. The farm remains in the family.
He graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1937 , attended New York University and earned a degree in civil engineering from Tri-State University, Angola, Ind., in 1962 and a masters degree in education from St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, in 1970. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and after quartermaster training was assigned to a PT boat in the Pacific Theater.
While attending his 25th high school class reunion he learned that a classmate, Ruth (Thayer)Page, was a widow and then began seeing each other. They were married on Dec. 24, 1962, in Hanover, N.H.
In addition to running a bowling alley, he was employed as an engineer on the Minute Man Missile Project for the Air Force in Cheyenne, Wyo., and on an earth dam project for the Soil Conservation Corps in Sedan, Kan. He also taught math and science in Indiana and in 1970 he accepted a position as sales engineer of pre-engineered steel buildings manufactured by Stran-Steel and later Butler Steel Buildings.
After spending eight years of their retirement in Englewood, Fla., Mr. Broutsas returned to Brattleboro with his wife in 1994 in order to be closer to their families and friends in Williamsville and Brattleboro. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Thayer Page of Brattleboro; a stepson Edward O. Page of Hamilton, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Patricia C. Levesque of Westborough, Mass.; a brother, Constantine M. Broutsas of Brattleboro; a sister Esta M. Smith of Brattleboro; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, George M. Broutsas.
A memorial Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Stanley Deresienski, S.S.E. will be celebrant. A committal service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hartford, Vt., cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Vermont Home Health Agency, 1 Holstein Place, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or St. Michael's Catholic Church, 40 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT 05301.
Arrangements are under the care of Ker-Westerlund and Fleming Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Ruth E. Thayer Page Broutsas (1919 - 2006)*
Created by: Edward O. Page
Record added: Sep 28, 2012
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