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Eldor Gerard "Pete" Brazeau

1926 - 2015 NORTH ADAMS Mr. Eldor Gerard "Pete" Brazeau, 88 formerly of North Adams, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Berkshire Medical Center, lovingly surrounded by his family. He was born in North Adams, on Sept. 22, 1926, son of the Edward and Rachel (Perreault) Brazeau. He attended the former Notre Dame Grammar School and Drury High School. Mr. Brazeau served in the Merchant Marines as a cook during World War II and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Pete was first employed at Williams College as a security guard, and then was the manager of the former Tally House Restaurant. He last worked for Williams College Food Service retiring as first cook in 1987. There he was affectionately called "Chef Pete." He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Pete enjoyed woodworking and watching the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially weekly visits from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Brazeau was married in St. Francis Church on Sept. 2, 1946 to the former Alma Marie Bergeron. She passed away in 2013. Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Jean Descoteau of Adams; and two granddaughters, Rebecca Whitaker and her companion, Chuck Gaylord, of Dalton, and Lisa Odvar and her husband, John, of Adams. He also leaves four great grandchildren, Joseph and Danielle Whitaker and Cameron and Aiden Odvar; as well as two sisters, Mrs. Roma Morris, and Mrs. Beatrice Bissaillon, both of North Adams; and nieces and nephews. His daughter, Carol Rolnick, died in 2010; and his son, James Peter Brazeau, died in 1959. He was also predeceased by seven brothers, Charles, Edmond, Francis, Paul, Vincent, Raymond and Valmore Brazeau. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for "Pete" Brazeau will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in the Southview Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the or the through the FLYNN AND DAGNOLI FUNERAL HOME, CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 3, 2015
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