James Anthony Brocato
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James Anthony Brocato

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for James Anthony Brocato at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, with Rev. Dan O'Connor and Rev. John Brocato, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.

Visitation will held on Friday, April 24, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will resume on Saturday from 8:30 until 10:30, at the funeral home. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Friday, at 6:00 p.m. in the Kramer Chapel.

James Anthony Brocato, age 57, of Alexandria, Louisiana died in his residence surrounded by his family and caretakers on Saturday April 18, 2015.

James was born on December 14, 1957, in Alexandria to Joseph Myron, Sr., and Kathryn Kimball Brocato. James, the youngest of five brothers, is survived by: John Kenneth Brocato, Sr. (Nanette Gremillion), Joseph Myron Brocato, Jr., Timothy Paul Brocato, Sr. (Theresa Lolan), Thomas Kimball Brocato and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He graduated from Holy Savior Menard Central High School and then attended Tulane University, where he graduated with Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Finance degrees. While at Tulane he had an opportunity to tour several countries in Europe with a Tulane choral group.

Returning to Alexandria after graduation, he worked as an Architect for the firm Barron, Heinberg and Brocato, Architects and Engineers until his untimely illness. He assisted in design and document production of numerous projects primarily in medical facilities; and was a member of the American Institute of Architects.

In his youth he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a man of deep faith. He took an interest in keeping himself fit by weight training, martial arts, and nutrition. James also liked to travel to visit friends in other cities, especially in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and Jazz Festivals, along with summer trips to the Florida Gulf Coast. He took great pride in caring for both of his parents in their later years. James was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He will be dearly missed.

Pallbearers honored to serve will be Thomas K. Brocato, Walter Jones, James Bergeron, David Brocato, Michael Brocato, and Joseph M. Brocato, lll.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Buck Provosty, Steve Nasello, Mark Wells, John K. Brocato, Sr., Joseph M. Brocato, Jr., Timothy P. Brocato, Sr., and Timothy P. Brocato, Jr.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the following: David Bernard and the staff of Houston Methodist Hospital; Jeanie Voelker, for facilitating the local care James received; Dr. Abi- Rached and his staff; the staff of Cabrini Hospice; and James' caretakers, Patty Thomas, Gay Clark, and Rosalind Sindorf, for the compassion and care shown during James' illness. The family would also like to thank the Cenla A.C.T.S. group, Mary Anne Reddoch and Father Dan O'Connor for their comfort and prayers during this time; and also to all of those who included James in their prayers. Further thanks to James' brother Thomas for his special care during James' illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials are made in honor of James to your favorite charity of choice.

To extend online notes of condolence to the Brocato Family, please visit www.kramerfunerals.com.

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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 23, 2015.
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May 15, 2015
My prayers go out to the family and friends of James, a kind and gentle soul, now at home with God.
Sara Fuhrer
April 30, 2015
Thomas, Tim, Joe Jr. Sad to hear of the loss of your brother. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
Bill Eskew
April 29, 2015
It was a pleasure to practice Architecture with James at BH&B. My Deepest Sympathy to Tim, Joe and the Brocato Family.
Terry Kile
April 27, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know about James until I looked in the newspaper. May God Bless each of you. This is a note from Atlar's oldest daughter.
Rosa Smith Stewart
April 26, 2015
I was stunned and saddened at the news of James' passing. He was a living example of joy, true friendship a delight to be with. My prayers go out to his family and all others who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Anne Duncan-Steichen
April 26, 2015
Saddened to read of the passing away of James Brocato. My prayers go out to remaining members of the Brocato family during this time of loss.
Lewis R. Brown
Lewis Brown
April 26, 2015
Kenny and Nanette,
Deeply saddened by your loss. Be strong!

John and Pauline Sweeney
April 26, 2015
So sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to James' family.
Christopher Williams
April 24, 2015
Very sorry for the loss of our friend James. Knowing that he is with our Lord is comforting but cannot replace him.
Tracy Vercher
April 24, 2015
I'm deeply saddened to hear the news! I enjoyed seeing James and catching up every so often at Jazz Fest - a wonderful man. God Bless!
Bill Gist
April 24, 2015
I am saddened to hear of the passing of James, I only wish I could be there with the family to offer my heartfelt sense of loss.
Frank Brocato Jr.
April 23, 2015
the last time i saw james was at my brother's memorial gathering in audubon park in new orleans. i had no idea
it would be the last. alan, tom, james, and mr&mrs brocato shared experiences that enriched all of their lives, and ours. God bless james. love to the brocato family.
ruth hill
April 23, 2015
I haven't seen James in several years. I rember the good times in New Orleans and going to Florida on vacation
Wayne Lacombe
Wayne Lacombe
April 23, 2015
I am deeply sad to know the passing of James. I have and will always hold dear, the good memories of past, working with James at BH&B and sharing good times. He is a good man.
May you rest in peace and know that
my thoughts and prayers are with you James and your family.
Gay Bordelon Cormier
Gay Bordelon Cormier
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