Funeral services for 71-year-old Kathleen Brousseau of the Hillcrest Commons Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Pittsfield, Mass., and formerly of Potsdam, will be held Tuesday at noon at St. Andrew’s Church in Norwood with Rev. Msgr. Harry Snow, pastor, presiding. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Norwood.
Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mrs. Brousseau passed away early Friday at Hillcrest Commons.
Kathleen is survived by her husband, Deacon Fred Brousseau, Slingerlands; her three sons, Shawn and Cara Brousseau, Albany, Michael and Margo Brousseau, Minnesota, and Charles and Lisa Brousseau, Ellicott City, MD; her daughter, Katherine and Kevin Valentine, New Jersey; her six grandchildren, Erin, Clark, Alex, Abbigail, Megan and Casey; and two brothers, Kenneth McGowan, Norwood, and Charles McGowan, Potsdam. She was pre-deceased by one grandchild, Tyler, and her sister, Theresa Gallagher.
Born in Potsdam on September 19, 1939 to the late Kenneth and Katherine Tracy McGowan, she graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Physical Therapy.
She married Frederick Brousseau on June 10, 1967.
She worked as a physical therapist for the Canton-Potsdam Hospital and was assigned to the nursing home. She retired in 2000.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Potsdam, and St. Andrew’s Church, Norwood, and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Kathleen was also a member of the Physical Therapy Association.
Memorial donations can be made to St. Andrew’s Church.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.buckfuneralhome.com