Dear Laurentian Friends,
I write to share the sad news that Frederick A. Brousseau, who retired in 2003 from St. Lawrence University’s IT department after 33 years in varying positions, died on October 14, in Albany. He lived in Delmar, NY, until his death.
Born in Ausable Forks, NY, Fred graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in Schenectady, NY, and earned his Associates Degree from Paul Smith's College. Fred was very active in the Catholic Church, as he was a deacon for the Diocese of Ogdensburg for nearly 30 years. In his spare time, Fred enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
James Mattice recalls that Fred was his supervisor when James was a student worker at the University. James describes Fred as “a great boss, always cheerful and friendly, which made it a joy to come to work.” Other staff reflect Fred’s kind and caring manner, his commitment to the community, and his life of faith.
Our Laurentian community extends its condolences to Fred’s three sons, Shawn and Cara Brousseau, Slingerlands, New York; Michael and Margo Brousseau, St. Louis Park, Minnesota; Charles and Lisa Brousseau, Ellicott City, Maryland; his daughter, Katherine, Park Ridge New Jersey and his grandchildren. His family shares that Fred passed after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's and requests memorial donations in Fred's memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation (www. alz.org).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019, at St. Andrew's Church in Norwood. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Your own memories are welcome at our site: