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Robert Lawrence “Bob” Brodeur

August 03, 1931 - January 07, 2020



Robert Lawrence “Bob” Brodeur of Cadillac passed away Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020 at the Curry House Assisted Living in Cadillac. He was 88.

Mr. Brodeur was born on August 3, 1931 in West Hartford, Connecticut, to Norbert and Imelda (Gauthier) Brodeur.

Bob graduated from Plainfield High School in Plainfield, Connecticut, in 1949. He went on to serve his country during the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army from 1952-1954. After returning from the war he began his career working at the family owned and operated Brodeur’s IGA and was the President/Owner for more than 50 years.

Mr. Brodeur had served on the Board of Finance of Plainfield and was also on the Jewett City Savings Bank Board. After retiring he moved to Florida for 19 years and moved to Cadillac in 2013. He enjoyed playing golf for 60 years. His greatest joy was his family.

On September 6, 1954 in Louisville, Kentucky, he married the former Lois J. Lampton and she survives him along with their children: Sharon (James) Blackburn of Cadillac and Robert K. (Carol) Brodeur of Medway, Massachusetts; four grandchildren: James Blackburn II, Jaclyn (Russ) Johnson, Daniel (Linda) Constantine, and Julie (Thomas) Downey; and a sister, Lucille (Leo) Farland of Plainfield, Connecticut.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or to Oasis Family Resource Center of Cadillac. An online guestbook is available at

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  • Elizabeth Bitgood - Jan 11th, 2020 10:25 am

    "Dear Sharon, Rob, and family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He is remembered with great respect and affection. Peace, Liz and Leonard"

  • Peter J. Zilaitis - Jan 11th, 2020 11:13 am


  • Rita (Gauthier) Tandetzke - Jan 11th, 2020 2:37 pm

    "Dear Lois & Family - My sincere sympathy for your loss. My continued prayers are with you and your family. - Cousin Rita"

  • Carolyn Richards - Jan 11th, 2020 3:34 pm

    "Dear Blackburn family! We are happy we had the chance to meet Bob (your dad) after moving to Cadillac - he had quite the personality! I’m certain your dad was grateful for all the care and love he has been surrounded by 24/7 in these past six years living in the Cadillac area. What a blessing to have you all!! Although he is in peace it’s never something we can prepare for. Wishing you love and support during this time of transition. Love you all lots, Carolyn & Bo"

  • Debbie Fortin Skrajewski - Jan 11th, 2020 5:09 pm

    "Dear Sharon and family. I hope that time will give you peace and good memories will keep your heart filled with joy. Sent with love and fond memories! Debbie "

  • George Loughery - Jan 13th, 2020 1:50 pm

    "My condolences to the Brodeur family on the passing of Bob. He was a kind and generous man and helped many young sales guys when he ran the store it was appreciated by this one. RIP Bob."

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