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From Proceedings, Page 1967-256:

On May 3, 1901, in the City of Chicopee, Massachusetts, Paul Evans Brodeur was born, the son of R.W. Clarence Arthur and Mary Cornelia Brodeur.

On April 16,1967, in the City of Westfield, Massachusetts, R.W. Paul Evans Brodeur died, leaving his widow, Lury, his son, Paul Evans Brodeur, Jr., and three grandchildren.

Masonic services were held at Firtion and Hollister Funeral Home, Westfield, on the evening of April .Ll, 1967; and the funeral service was held at United Church of Christ, Second Congregational, Westfield, on the afternoon of April 18, 1967. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield.

R.W. Paul Evans Brodeur was a good citizen and accomplished much. The large witness at the funeral service was a testimony of his place in the community: educated at Westfield High School, one year at Harvard College and three years at Boston University, about three years ago he had retired with honor after working 28 years with Foster Machine Company of Westfield; in politics, a member of the Westfield Republican City Commitee for two years; in tlre community, a churchman; the holder of a 50-year certificate from Second Congregational Church, he had served his Church as member and chairman of Finance Board, Deacon, Music Committee and as chairman of the new Building Committee.

The large witness of Masons at the Masonic Service and at the funeral service was testimony to his place in Masonry, particularly Blue Lodge Masonry. These statistics, although necessary, cannot portray the man:

  • He received the E.A. Degree April 11, 1923 in Mount Moriah Lodge.
  • He received the F.C. Degree July 21,1923 in Mount Moriah Lodge.
  • He was raised to the M.M. Degree November 22, 1923 in H. M. Stevens Lodge No. 541, Berkeley, California, for Mount Moriah Lodge.
  • Worshipful Master of Mount Moriah Lodge in 1941 and its Secretary from 1956 to April 16, 1967.
  • District Deputy Grand Master, Springfield 18th District, 1950-1951.

Always concerned with the Lodge of Instruction, he had served the Fifth Lodge of Instruction as Chairman of the Education Committee. In Grand Lodge, he served as Junior Grand Warden for the year 1966; and had received the Distinguished Service Medal in 1964, Henry Price Medal in 1966. He had received the Royal Arch Degree in Evening Star Chapter in July of 1950 but later demitted.

In Scottish Rite, he had received the degrees in:

  • Evening Star Lodge of Perfection, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 2, 1950
  • Massasoit Council, Princes of Jerusalem, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 16, 1950
  • Springfield Chapter, Roce Croix, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 30, 1950
  • Connecticut Valley Consistory, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 20,1950

R.W. Paul Evans Brodeur brought a dedication to principle a warmth and winsomeness of spirit, a sincerity of friendship, and a labor of love {or all to follow.

Respectfully submitted,
James F. Farr
Donald W. Bush
Dexter R. Hatch, Sr.

Distinguished Brothers