Thompson – Stella M. (Paradis) Berube Brodeur, 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Day Kimball Hospital after a brief illness.
Stella was born in Eagle Lake, Maine on February 29, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Eva (King) Paradis. She was an accomplished artist, a certified Bob Ross art instructor, which she took great pride in teaching painting techniques to her students at her home, Stella’s Studio. She operated Stella’s Family Den for several years and was a real estate agent for Brodeur Realty. Stella was remarkably talented, was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed playing cards, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed bingo trips to Foxwoods. She was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in North Grosvenordale and a member of the CT Art Guild.
Stella will be deeply missed by her daughter, Suzanne Rousseau and her husband, Richard of Greene, ME; her sons: Richard Berube and his wife, Susan of Stafford Springs; Bertrand Berube and his wife, Claire of North Grosvenordale; William Berube and his wife, Debra of North Grosvenordale, and her stepdaughter, Debra Randolph of Dayville. She also leaves her dear friend and special caregiver, Vicky Revet of North Grosvenordale and her beloved fur baby, Kitty. She also leaves her brother, Armand Paradis and his wife, Mary, and her sister, Pearl Fifield and her husband, Ivan. She also leaves her 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Leo J. Berube and her second husband, Robert M. Brodeur, her daughter, Nanette Berube, her son, Norman Berube and his wife, Dorothy Berube, her stepson, Glen Brodeur, her stepdaughter, Barbara Brodeur and her granddaughter, Jennifer Berube Lepage. She was also predeceased by her brothers: Donald Paradis, Roy Paradis, Lucien Paradis, Robert Paradis and Joseph Paradis; and her sisters: Irene Gauthier, Maryann Theriault and Ora LeCompt.
There are no calling hours. A Funeral Mass for Stella will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 83 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, CT. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stella’s memory to the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 83 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255.
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