Therese A. Brodeur, 85

STURBRIDGE — Therese A. Brodeur, 85, of Pleasant Pkwy, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Overlook Health Care Center, Charlton, after an illness.

She leaves her five daughters, Judith M. (Paquin) Payeur and her husband David of Southbridge, Denise T. (Paquin) Dargie and her husband Michael of Southbridge, Betty Anne (Paquin) Marino and her husband Dan of Woodstock, Conn., Jane M. Paquin of Auburn and Amy L. (Paquin) Lemieux and her wife Cindy Graybill of Ware; a brother, Robert E. Brodeur of Charlton; a very special friend, Robin Rano, her close friend Barbara Vosburt, her beloved dog Max; her grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Therese was born in Southbridge the daughter of Edmond and Eva (Bosse) Brodeur.

She graduated from Notre Dame High School.  Therese worked for JI Morris, Galileo, Russell Harrington and Sturbridge Host in the gift shop.  She later worked at Big Y and as a greeter at Walmart.  Therese enjoyed traveling, playing Scrabble and Words with Friends.  She was a member of Notre Dame Church of St. John Paul II Parish and its Ladies of St. Anne’s Sodality.  Therese was an active member and volunteer at the Sturbridge Senior Center and this past May she received citations from both the State Senate as well as the House of Representatives for her significant contributions to the Sturbridge Senior Center and her dedication to community service and her commitment to her family, friends and neighbors.

The family would like to thank Christopher Hart of Overlook Hospice for all his care and support, the staff and nurses from skilled nursing SNF2 for their loving care especially Marie, Jamie and Kamby.

A Memorial Mass for Therese will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. in Notre Dame Church of the St. John Paul II Parish, 446 Main St., Southbridge.  Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.

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