Joseph (Joe) Paul Brosseau, 57, of Hardwick, Vermont left this world on Jan 1, 2023 without saying goodbye. That was his MO. He was born on December 3, 1965 to Robert and Myrna Brosseau. Our brother was a simple guy, that's how he liked it. So we are not going to fill up a paper of where he went to school, jobs he worked or places he lived. We are just going to remember him for the fun-loving, stubborn, and sometimes opinionated man he was.
He loved a good game of golf and he was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. He enjoyed riding his bike for miles and miles to clear his head until he traded it for a motorcycle. He had a strong, competitive nature that was evident during family board games. He worked in and with the public everyday. His customers at the UPS Store knew him to be loyal, hard working and had an uncanny wit about him. The owners and staff there were his second family. John and Monica were his best friends of thirty plus years. He was always excited about the many people he met through catering with Jason and the Black Diamond Barbecue gang. He told great stories of the meals they prepared and the places it took them and they became his restaurant family.
Even working out of town he still made time to be involved in the Hardwick Community. Working with the Rec Committee, he designed the new Mackville Pond Park sign and was key in making the new playground there a reality. After years of absence, the ice skating rink at Atkins Field was established due to his hard work. He was always willing to help out a friend or family member, never expecting help in return. He left his “Maker’s Mark” on this world.
He has left behind siblings; Robert Brosseau Jr. of Barton, VT, Theresa Quinlan and husband Dan of Houlton, ME, Debbie Messier and husband Shawn of Walden, VT and Andre Brosseau and wife Tammy of Coventry, VT. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as his step-siblings; Candace Patenaude and husband Paul of Derby, VT, Wendy Hamelin and husband John of Troy, VT, Scott Gray and fiancé Sheila Carpenter of Derby, VT, sister-in-law Angie Gray of Derby, VT, his step-mother Judy Gray of NH and his entire ‘Stowe Family.’ In true Joe fashion, we are not saying ‘goodbye.’
The family welcomes all to des Groseilliers Funeral Home on Saturday, the 7th of January 2023 from 2 to 4pm for calling hours. There will be a celebration of Joe’s life on Sunday, the 8th of January 2023 at 1pm at the Black Diamond Restaurant located at 639 Morristown Corners Rd. Morrisville, VT. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hardwick Rec. Committee, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry or the NEK Council of Arts in Joe’s name.