L. Paul Brazeau, 80NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — L. Paul Brazeau, 80, of Massachusetts Avenue died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
Born in North Adams on March 4, 1934, the youngest of 10 children of Edward and Rachel Perrault Brazeau, he graduated in 1948 from the former Notre Dame Grammar School and, in 1952, from Drury High School, where he played football and basketball. He earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting and finance in 1959 from Bryant College, located at the time in Providence, R.I.
A Navy veteran, he served for four years and was honorably discharged in 1956 as a medical corpsman attached to the 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.
Mr. Brazeau retired from the former General Electric Co. in Pittsfield in 1992. He worked in the accounting section of Ordnance Systems for 32 years.
He was a longtime member of the GE Elfun Society, as well as the Berkshire County Retired Men's Club. He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and the former St. Anthony of Padua Church.
He leaves his wife, the former Carmela T. Mancuso, whom he married in 1960 in St. Anthony's Church; a brother, Eldor G. "Pete" Brazeau of North Adams; two sisters, Roma Morris and Beatrice Bissaillon, both of North Adams; a sister-in-law, Caroline Brazeau of North Adams, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his six brothers Vincent, Raymond, Charles, Valmore, Edmond and Francis Brazeau.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mr. Brazeau will be celebrated Monday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours on Monday will be private. Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the Smile Train in care of the funeral home.