James “Jim” Vincent Brodeur Sr.

JULY 21, 1931 – MAY 15, 2019


Jim was born July 21, 1931, in Jacksonville, Florida to Asa and Obdulia Brodeur. In June of 1953, he became a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame and then served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. In 1956, he began his 34-year career with General Electric Appliances. In those years he rose through the ranks as a Sales Manager, where he made many long-lasting relationships with customers and colleagues.

Jim will be remembered for his spirit and his beauty by the way he handled himself as well as in the way he treated others and in his everyday life through the dedication, he held for his family and his faith. He was active in the churches that he attended, enjoyed international travel with his wife, playing golf and cheering on his Fighting Irish.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, Bob Brodeur and Dick Brodeur. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Jean Brodeur; daughter, Leiza Brock (Reuben) of Hilton Head; son, Jim Brodeur, Jr. (Faye) of Columbia; a sister, Rose Marie Bush of Jacksonville, Fl; and numerous extended family members.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Staff at The Palmettos at Parklane who have provided their devoted love and care for the past five years and to Caris Hospice for their support in his final days.