Muriel Brodeur Labrie

August 23, 2017

Muriel Labrie passed into the arms of Our Lord on Wednesday, August 23 after a period of declining health.  Muriel was born in Nashua on February 24, 1928 the youngest child of Alfred and Gracieuse (Gariepy) Brodeur.  She married Joseph Philippe Labrie on October 25, 1947.  Together they raised a family of 12 children. Joseph passed on May 14, 1983 at the age of 57.   In addition to her parents and husband, Muriel was pre-deceased by her siblings Gerard, Paul and Laurien Brodeur, and her sister Georgette (Brodeur) Morrissette; her children Alfred and Catherine, and her son-in-law Michael Lavoie.

Muriel was an amazing mother and friend to her children, and took such pleasure in meeting each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She sewed clothing for her children, and knitted hundreds of pairs of mittens which she donated to local schools for distribution to needy children.  In addition to knitting, she was an avid reader and loved to tend her flower garden.  She also enjoyed (and sometimes cheated at) playing rummy.  For several years she worked at FW Woolworth on Main Street in Nashua.

Muriel is survived by two sons, Robert and Joseph (Susan) Labrie, daughter-in-law Cecile Labrie, and eight daughters: Alice (Paul) Roy, Anne (James) Jasper, Marguerite (James) Hinkle, Louise Lavoie, Jeannette (Matthew) Erickson with whom she lived for many years, Suzanne (Robert) Linehan, Elizabeth (Russell) Paradis, and Mary (Brian) Crogan.  She also leaves her sister-in-law and best friend Marguerite Caron.  Muriel’s legacy includes 30 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren (so far).  She was well loved and will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at the Courville at Nashua who took exceptional care of Muriel in her final days.

At Muriel’s request, there will be no visiting hours.  Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John XXIII Parish at Infant Jesus Church, 121 Allds Street, Nashua, Saturday morning, August 26th at 9:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at the Old St. Louis Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to attend and are asked to gather at the church.  Notes of condolence are welcome at  Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591.

9 Comments on Muriel Brodeur Labrie

Daniel Lewis said : Guest Report Sep 13, 2017 at 10:13 PM

My sincerest condolences to Louise Lavoie and the entire family.

Maria simoneau zurita said : Guest Report Aug 28, 2017 at 11:28 PM

Louise and Jeannette, sympathies to you and your family. She lived life to the fullest and will be with you always.

Linda Rafferty and Gary light Sr. said : Guest Report Aug 28, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Sorry to learn of your loss, you will be in my prayers.

Catherine L Wynne said : Guest Report Aug 28, 2017 at 3:43 PM

Joe and Susan, So sorry for the loss of your mother. Mothers are very special. I know she will be missed. Catherine (Cote) Wynne San Diego, CA

Uncle Dennis & Aunt Dot said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2017 at 6:44 PM

Our deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss.

Denise Dionne Lantaff said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2017 at 11:42 AM

You probably did not recognize me at the funeral but I was there to represent the Dionne's....My fondest memories are from way back when I did some baby sitting for Muriel! My sincerest sympathy for your loss....thoughts & prayers that He may be by your side as you grieve!

The Dillavou's said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2017 at 9:32 AM

We know this is very difficult time for you all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. In Deepest Sympathy Mr. & Mrs. David Dillavou & Family

Norm Dionne said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Lots of great memories of Muriel and Phillip from our younger day. Now they are together again in His kingdom.

Dick Brodeur said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 10:28 PM

the Brodeur family have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Many of us remember her as our auntie on Dexter st, right in our Pepere Brodeur's back yard. She was our aunt on the Labrie side and our cousin on the Brodeur side of the families.....

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