OBITUARY

Robert Alexander Brodeur

July 10, 1925February 17, 2013
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Robert (Bob) A. Brodeur, 87, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. He leaves behind his loving wife and children. Born in Atlanta, GA July 10, 1925 to Asa and Obdulia Brodeur, Bob, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Carmel Johns Brodeur, his children, Stephen (Judie) of Los Angeles, CA, Julie (George) of Jacksonville, FL, Carmel Anne (Ernest) of Jacksonville, FL, Mark (Dean) of Bentonville, AR, and Jeanne of Atlantic Beach, Fl. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren and his seven great- grandchildren. Bob grew up in Murray Hill, attending St. Paul’s Catholic School, graduating in 1943. He served in the Naval Air Corp during WWII from 1943 to 1947. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1948 with a BS in Business Administration. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Carmel, in August 1948. He had a long career in human resources, including Sears, Brodeur Personnel Service, and Ashland Oil Co. Bob retired in 1988, and he and Carmel enjoyed many years of travel, golf, and family. Bob was a devout Catholic, active at Christ the King Catholic Church for 46 years, serving as a Eucharistic minister and lector. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Family will be receiving visitors Friday, February 22, 2013 at Hardage-Giddens located at 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville FL. 32207 at 5:00pm, followed by a vigil service at 6:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 23rd 2013 in Christ The King Catholic Church, 720 N Arlington Rd Jacksonville, FL 32211, with Msgr. Mortimer Danaher as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery with military honors. Words of comfort can be left at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 23, 2013
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Robert Alexander Brodeur

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March 11, 2013

To all my cousins and Aunt Carmel, I have been thinking of all of you over the past 2 weeks...and Uncle Bob as well. He was a wonderful man, husband, and father. I will keep you all in my prayers. Love, Leiza

February 28, 2013

Steve and family, please know you are in our prayers and thoughts at this time of loss. Denny and Toosie Williamson

February 28, 2013

Steve you and yours are in my prayers.Isn't it funny the little things we remember of our parents and the huge impressions they make.

February 22, 2013

To Steve and your Mother Carmel.
I would like to extend my sincere condolences at this very difficult
time in your lives.
Paul H. Lussier

February 22, 2013

Dearest Brodeurs,
I only have the fondest memories of fun filled days, sleepovers, and good times with you and your wonderful parents. I know Mr. Brodeur will be solely missed. God surely smiles that such a beloved son has returned to his heavenly reward.
Connie Andry

Terry Bagby

February 22, 2013

Bob was a great person that liked everyone. I certainly enjoyed working with him at Eastern Seaboard. You are in my prayers.

Doug Diamond

February 22, 2013

I wanted to express my condolences to your family and especially to Carmel Anne and Julie. I haven't seen either of you in many years but enjoyed my friendship with both of you during high school years and while at Jacksonville University.

Mary DeSalvo

February 21, 2013

Steve, your father sounded like a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Mary Solomon DeSalvo

Sharon (Benson) Norman

February 21, 2013

I will keep you and your family in my prayers. The pictures tell quite a story of a life well lived and a man much loved. God bless!

February 21, 2013

Dear Carmel and Family:
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the the loss of your beloved husband Bob! I have fond memories of my time with you at Christ the King from 19882-84. You were an inspiring couple to me and to many others! God bless you all! I will offer a Mass for Bob and the entire family this week at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, where I am stationed. RIP

Much love to you all,
Fr. Jim O'Neal