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Obituary: Paul Gary Brosseau, 1949-2015, Colchester 

Published November 17, 2015 at 4:00 a.m. | Updated November 17, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

Paul Brosseau
  • Paul Brosseau

Paul Gary Brosseau, 66, went to the Lord peacefully on Nov., 13, from heart failure.

Gary was born in Burlington, VT, on February 28, 1949 to Lucien and Lauretta (Verchereau) Brosseau. He attended Burlington schools, and graduated from Milton High School in 1967. Gary was employed most of his life as a truck driver, starting out with Colonial Distributors, and eventually working as an independent, driving five nights a week between Burlington and White River Junction. He was an excellent driver. In spite of the tough Vermont winters, and all that comes with driving at night, Gary always got through.

He was always there to help. If you needed a hand, and it didn't conflict with work, Gary was there. It was part of his generous nature, and it never faded--even in poor health.

In retirement Gary loved to watch sports, especially the Red Sox and his much beloved Patriots. He also loved his smoky card games with his pals, especially his good friends Steve Provost and Roger Gaudette.

Everyone was always happy to see " Big G :, or " Gigs " as he was often called. He had a natural enthusiasm and sociability that made him welcome everywhere. You just couldn't have met a nicer guy.

ary is survived by his brother Rene Brosseau, and wife Sheila, of Colchester, brothers Richard, Peter, Michael, John and James Brosseau, all of Colchester. His sisters, Patricia Blondin of Burlington, Helen Wilcox, and husband Alvin, of Ellenburg Depot, NY, and Clarinda Young, and husband Gerald, Jr. of Swanton, along with many relatives.

In addition to his parents, Gary was predeceased by a brother, Robert Langlois, and a sister, Judy Langlois.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am -10:00 am, Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Lavigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am, at Our Lady of Grace Church in Colchester Village, with interment at Resurrection Park in So. Burlington.

The family would like to thank Steve, Roger, and the VNA, for all the help they gave Gary at his home; Dr. Patricia Whitney from Palliative Care, along with all the staff at the ICU on McClure Four for their consideration during Gary's final hours; MCHV Chaplains Fr. Tim and Fr. Felicitas for their prayerful support; and Fr. Julian Asucan for faithfully bringing the Eucharist to our brother. God bless you all for all you did for Gary.

In lieu of flowers contributions made me made to the VNA.

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