Howard B. Brouse
Massena: Howard B. Brouse, of Bishop Ave., passed away early Saturday morning (Sept. 29, 2018) at UVM Medical Center, surrounded by the loving care of his family. Howard was 63 years old. Family and friends are welcome to call the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena on Tuesday (Oct. 2, 2018) from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. A funeral Mass will take place 11:00 A.M. Wednesday morning (Oct. 3, 2018) at the Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ with Judith A. Van Kennen officiating. Burial with full military honors to be held at the convenience of the family in Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus, NY.
Howard was born to the Late Howard A. and Anna Mae MacPherson on May 17, 1955 in Massena, NY. He attended Massena Schools graduating from Massena Central in 1973. Throughout his younger time spent in Massena, he helped with the family moving company. Later he enlisted in the United States Airforce in 1974. He used his experiences as an airman, to travel the world and visit far-off destinations. Later meeting his future bride Jeannine LaBarge and taking her hand in marriage on his birthday May 17, 1980 at St. Mary’s Church in Massena. Always up for an adventure Howard continued his career with the military for over 20 years and participated with pride and dedication being honorably discharged in 1995. Howard then became a carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was employed with the USPS until his retirement in 2016. Howards had a need to serve others, and he continued when he began work later that year at Phillips Memorial Home.
A member of the Massena Pistol Club, Massena Rod and Gun Club, where he held a chair on the board of directors, member of Massena VFW Post # 1143, an active participant in The Massena Volunteer Fire Dept. for over 20 years, also holding a chair as an trustee and could be found at the many elementary schools during Fire Prevention Week, teaching kids the importance of fire safety. Howard was also named Massena Fireman of the year in 2007.
Howard is survived by his loving and caring wife, Jeannine and their two children, Danielle R. Lightbown, of Ithaca, NY and Gregory H. and wife Anna Brouse of Geneva, NY along with three grandchildren; Ashlyn E. Lightbown, Colin H. and Jacob S. Brouse. Also surviving Howard is his mother In-law Eileen LaBarge of Massena, a sister Sharon and Joseph Neault of Brasher, NY; a brother George A. Brouse of Massena, NY; a brother In-law Kevin and Denise LaBarge of Massena, NY; and two sister In-laws Laura and David Gagne of Massena and Renee and Pete Clement of Ingleside in Ontario, Canada.
Memorial Contribution in Howard’s name, may be shared with the Massena Volunteer Fire Dept. Fire Prevention and Education Program or the Massena Rod & Gun Club; 155 Patterson Rd, Massena, NY 13662.
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Source: Watertown Daily Times Obituaries
Howard B. Brouse