Vivian Theresa (Richard) Brodeur

Born: Wed., Jan. 18, 1933
Died: Fri., Jul. 20, 2018

No services to be held

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NEW BEDFORD: Vivian Theresa Brodeur, 85, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2018 surrounded by her family following a brief illness. Born on January 18, 1933, beloved daughter of the late Armand Richard and the late Alice Dumas Richard. She was also predeceased by her brother Ronald Richard.

Vivian graduated from Fairhaven High School in the class of 1951. She married the late Armand Brodeur in 1953.

Vivian was an avid reader, knitter and music lover. She devoured books on history and had a special fondness for all things about Italy. Her vast music collection ranges from classical to jazz to Van Morrison. Over the years she was devoted to a number of furry, four legged friends.

She was the loving mother of Steven of New Bedford, Barry and his companion Carolyn Lacerda of New Bedford, Sue and her husband Chris Cool of North Andover, MA, and David and his wife Lynne of South Dartmouth.  Additionally, she leaves behind 8 grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey and Carolyn Brodeur, Allison Brodeur Munise, Mackenzie and Madison Cool, Lauren Brodeur Steinbach and Andrew Brodeur as well as her great grandchild Violet Munise.

At Vivian's request, there will be no calling hours. Interment of her cremains will be private.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Cabral Baylies Square-Lamourex Funeral Home, 512 No. Front Street, New Bedford.

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jackie mitchell
   Posted Mon July 23, 2018
To Vivian's family,
I send my heartfelt sympathy to all of you as you mourn the loss of your mother and/or grandmother. Vivian worked with me at the Dartmouth Middle School in the library for many years where we shared interests and stories about family and friends. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Her family meant so much to her and they will miss her dearly. I wish them comfort and courage in the days ahead.
Respectfully, Jackie Mitchell, former Asst. Principal of Dartmouth Middle School

Donna Santos
   Posted Tue July 24, 2018
My condolences to the entire Brodeur family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for you loss

Gary Reardon
   Posted Wed July 25, 2018
I'm deeply saddened to read of the passing of your mother. My deepest sympathies to the whole family. Gary Reardon

Michelle and Marc Brodeur
   Posted Thu July 26, 2018
Steve, Susan, Barry and David,
We were so sorry to hear about Aunt Viv! She was a beautiful woman with a great sense of humor. Marc will always lovingly refer to her as Auntie Ding Dong from his memories of living in Fairhaven when she would ring the doorbell to visit.
Our thoughts are with you all. Keep those happy memories tucked close to your heart and she will always be with you.
Love and Prayers,
Marc and Michelle

Carl and Tanya Alves
   Posted Fri July 27, 2018
Tanya and I want to extend our deepest condolences to the family.