A. Honey (Bliss) Brodeur, 89, of Marlborough, died Sunday, Oct. 20,
2013 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center with her family by her side.
Her husband, Henry J. Brodeur died in 2000.
She was born raised and
educated in Marlborough, the daughter of the late Charles A. and Alice
M. (Mulhall) Bliss and was a graduate of Marlborough High School, Class
She was telephone operator for New England Telephone &
Telegraph for 34 years, retiring in 1977, and during that time had the
pleasure of speaking to many famous people, including JFK, Dean Martin,
Sammy Davis Jr., Marilyn Monroe, and Jimmy Durante.
She was a
lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church, Pioneers of America and
a former member of the Ackroyd Houde American Legion Auxiliary #132. A
descendant of the Mayflower, she was an avid bird watcher and Red Sox
fan who loved cats, bingo and crafts. She was easy going and devoted to
her sisters, Rita and Helen.
She leaves two nephews, Lewis C. Krouse and
his wife Beryl of Northborough, and John C. Voyta and his wife Martha
Kilcoyne of Hudson; four nieces, Virginia K. Hogan and her husband
William of Ellington, Conn., Catherine M. Hatfield and her husband
Richard of Acton, Wendy L. Krouse-Kazanovicz and her husband Paul of
Woolwich, Maine. and Jane M. Voyta-Petersen and her wife Dawn of Hudson;
her goddaughter, Beth Connors-Kelso of Nashville, Tenn.; 10 grandnephews
and nieces; and five great-grand-nephews and nieces.
A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m.
at the Immaculate Conception Church, Prospect Street, Marlborough.
Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Beach Street. Calling hours
will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fitzgerald &
Collins Funeral Home (www.CollinsFuneral.com), 378 Lincoln St.,
may be sent or donations made in her memory to charity of donors