Edward F. Brodeur

98, of Cranston, passed away on March 30, 2015 at Scalabrini Villa. He was the husband of the late Alyce J. (Greene) Brodeur. They had been married for 56 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Emile J. and Margaret T. (Manning) Brodeur. He had lived in Providence until moving to Cranston in 1952. During World War II he served on submarines in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He was awarded the Submarine Combat Pin in 1943. Mr. Brodeur was a graduate of Providence College and he taught in the Cranston School System for 25 years. He had been a longtime volunteer at both McAuley House and Literacy Volunteers of America. He was a member of the Ocean State Chapter of the Submarine Veterans of World War II where he served as Treasurer for many years. He was also a member of the Greater Providence Retired Teacher’s Association. Mr. Brodeur had been a communicant of St. Mark’s Church for 62 years. In 2008 he was inducted into the Holland Club, an exclusive group within the Sub Vets organization. His legacy was the Sub Vets of World War II Monument in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery. He leaves a son, Vincent (Irene) Brodeur, of Warwick; two daughters, Sharon (Robert) Colagiovanni of Cranston; and Michele (Mark) Foster of Cranston; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Army Air Force Captain Vincent E. Brodeur. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral from The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston on Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 in St. Mark’s Church 9 Garden Court Cranston. Burial will take place at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery Exeter, Rhode Island. Visiting hours will be Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Operation Smile 3641 Faculty Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23453.

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Beth McCormick - 03/31/2015

The McCormick family would like to extend our deepest condolences to your entire family. Your father was such a wonderful man. We feel blessed to have gotten to know him and spend many family celebrations with him...especially most recently at Michael and Jenna's wedding.

Jan & John Voccola - 03/31/2015

John & I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. I remember that you would be having your Dad for dinner after a golf game.
I am sure he will be missed.

The Broccoli Family - 03/31/2015

We are all very sorry for the loss of your father. He was such a good man. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow.

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