Alfreda M. Brousseau, 89
Southbridge - Alfreda M. (Lesniewska) Brousseau, 89, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13th, in the Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge, after an illness.
She leaves her husband of 69 years, Raymond A. Brousseau; two sons, Thomas W. Brousseau and his wife Mary of Dudley and William Brousseau and his wife Virginia of Willington, CT; a daughter, Janet R. Plouffe and her husband Richard of Industry, ME; four grandchildren, Christopher Brousseau, Jeffrey Brousseau, Ephrem Plouffe and Marie Plouffe. Alfreda was predeceased by two brothers and a sister. She was born in Southbridge the daughter of John and Maryanne (Ciborowska) Lesniewska. A graduate of Mary E. Wells High School, Alfreda attended Bates College in Maine, received her Bachelor's Degree in Education and Biology from Clark University, and her Master's Degree in Education from Worcester State University.
A life-long educator, Alfreda first worked as a 5th grade teacher in Southbridge for many years and then, following her Master's Degree, as an elementary school guidance counselor and reading teacher, and finally as Title I Director for the Southbridge School System before retiring many years ago. She loved to travel with Raymond and in particular the two enjoyed numerous trips to Aruba. Alfreda was a wonderful cook and loved cooking Polish dishes for her family and friends. She was a master of crossword puzzles and enjoyed quilting and creating hand hooked and braided rugs. Alfreda was a member of the Southbridge Teachers Association as well was an active member of St. Hedwig's Church of the St. John Paul II Parish and its Holy Rosary Society.
A funeral Mass for Alfreda will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18th, at 10:00am in St. Hedwig's Church of the St. John Paul II Parish, Everett St., Southbridge. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Southbridge. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John Paul II Parish, 279 Hamilton St., Southbridge, MA 01550www.morrillfuneralhome.com
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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2016.