Albert P. Brousseau (1928-2019)
PHILMONT - Albert P. Brousseau. 90, of Philmont died peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Born on September 17, 1928 in Worcester, Massachusetts, son of Leo and Lillian Brousseau, he attended Southbridge High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army directly from high school as World War II was ending and was a veteran of the Korean War. He went on to attend Cushing Academy and then St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, New Hampshire earning his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He married his beloved wife, Nancy in 1953. Albert, his wife and young family moved to Philmont in 1964 where he became the Vice President of Charter Supply and was a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers. He joined the Philmont Volunteer Fire Company serving the fire department in various positions and on many committees for over 50 years. He was a former Village Board member, local Boy Scout Troop leader and an active member of the Claverack Republican Committee as well as the Minkler-Seery American Legion Post 252. He enjoyed marching in the annual Philmont Memorial Day parade and was recently recognized for his five decades of participation. He was an avid skier and well known season pass holder at Catamount Ski Area, skiing right up until his late 80’s. He passed on his love of the sport to his sons and grandchildren.
Albert also enjoyed being associated with the many activities related to his family’s raising of sheep and other livestock on the family farm since 1970. He enjoyed attending local county fairs with his wife and watching his grandchildren show their prized animals at both the Columbia and Dutchess County Fairs for many years. Survivors include his four sons: Kevin Brousseau (Linda) of Saranac Lake, NY, Robert Brousseau (Joanne) of Philmont, Jay Brousseau (Leah) of Ghent, and Kerry Brousseau (Cynda) of Philmont. He was very proud of his grandchildren: Brendan, Corey, KC, Ashley, Chris, Dustin, Ryan, Kyle, Collin, Megan and his great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Nancy and only sibling, Raymond.
There are no calling hours and services are private at the request of the family. Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson Funeral Home. A memorial to celebrate Albert’s life and service as a U.S. veteran will be held at a later date to be determined. Memorial donations may be made to the Philmont Fire Company.