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Eunice L. (Petts) Brodeur

1931 FHS Graduate

FITCHBURG -- Eunice L. (Petts) Brodeur, 99, formerly of 29 Merriam Parkway, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at The Highlands, Fitchburg where she received compassionate care for the past two years.

Her husband of 68 years, Oscar R. Brodeur, died in 2005.

Mrs. Brodeur was born in Leominster, October 15, 1913, a daughter of Edgar and Elizabeth (Hastings) Petts and resided most of her life in Fitchburg. A 1931 graduate of Fitchburg High School, she remained active with the Alumni Association. She had served as the Alumni Correspondence Secretary and assisted in the planning of many reunions.

She leaves two daughters, Irene E. Hachey of Fitchburg and Lori A. Brodeur of Princeton; two sons-in-law, Joseph L. Hachey and Gary J. Candelet; two grandchildren, Ellen L. Fairbrother, Steven D. Hachey; two great-grandchildren, Eric Fairbrother and Liam Hachey and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was the sister of the late Stanley Petts of Fitchburg and Geraldine Graboski of Florida.

Mrs. Brodeur had worked in the office at Hedstrom Union Carriage Company in Fitchburg and in the accounts payable department of the former Tom's Food World, later known as Victory Markets and Hannaford Supermarkets.

Eunice was an accomplished pianist and had played the piano in the Sundial Band. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Fitchburg. Besides her family and friends, music was her greatest love.

BRODEUR -- A memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:00 AM Saturday, November 24, 2012 at St. Joseph's Church, 49 Woodland Street, Fitchburg. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

The Louis M. Isabelle Funeral Home, 316 Clarendon Street, Fitchburg is assisting the family with arrangements. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the FHS Alumni Fund, 140 Arn-How Farm Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420.


Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Nov. 21, 2012
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