CSM Morris J. Brousseau, 87, of Plainville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Born in New Britain, Conn., July 1, 1930, to the late Romeo and Yvonne (Demers) Brousseau. Papa will be greatly missed.
Morris was dedicated to the service of his country and began his military career at 17 years old. He served in the Army National Guard, 43rd MP Company, 101st Airborne Div., 2nd Army, 76th Div. (TNG) Support Company, 76th Div. (TNG) HQ and HQ Support Company, Support Battalion, 2nd Battalion/417th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 76th Leadership Academy, ARPERCEN and HQ Co. in the Pentagon. He received many recognitions during his 38 years of service including, Meritorious Service, Army Commendation, Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Korean Service, Armed Forces Reserve, Army Reserve Component Achievement, NCO Professional Development Army. He was employed at UTC for 37 years, retiring as Lt. Security/Fire/EMT. He was a member of the American Legion, BPOE and Odd Fellows.
Morris is survived by his children, Violet Dayon and spouse, Rane, of Plainville, Yvonne Burnham and spouse, John, of Torrington, Diana Brousseau and spouse, Kevin Jacobs, of Southington, Robert Brousseau and spouse, Robert MacDonald, of Unionville; his grandchildren, Theresa Andreoli and spouse, James Osher, of Plainville, Melissa Sands and spouse, Kjell, of New Haven, Jason Dayon and spouse, Pam, of Avon, Vanessa Dayon of Plainville, Jessica Scarfo of Torrington, Toni-Nichole Voitkevics and spouse, Nicholas, of Plainville, Johnny Burnham and spouse, Stephanie, of Bristol; his great-grandchildren, Nichole, Joseph, Jamie, Tiernen, Liam, Shaelyn, Clara, Zachary, Torri, Kayla, Brady, Deena-Marie, William, Nicholas, Olive; and many nieces and nephews. Morris is predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Bernice Colleen (Craig) Brousseau; his siblings, Francis Recor, Alice Lucille Curran, Jeanette LaFreniere and Linda LaFland. Thank you to SGM Edward J. Murtha, US Army, Retired and niece Sandy Allen.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours Friday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m., followed by Military Honors at 7:30 p.m., at Luddy-Peterson Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St. New Britain.