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: Michael Broe dies at age 66 and BFA Class of 1974  ( 843 )
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« : June 15, 2021, 03:46:11 PM »


Michael Alan Broe, 66, passed away at his home in Westford on Sunday, June 13, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Burlington on April 5, 1955 son of the late Reginald and Nellie (Rich) Broe.

Michael was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing on the river banks in Fairfax. Most days you could find him working on projects around the house, riding the roads looking for deer, or starting a fire at his lean-to listing to Country Gold.

Michael will be remembered for his generosity, kindness, and his smile that lit up the room. There was nothing more important to Michael than his family. They were the highlights of his life. Both he and his wife Vicky come from large families that were united in 1981. There was nothing Michael wouldn't do for either side of the family, he cherished them both. In 1983 his daughter Jamie was born, who he loved dearly and could never say no to. In 2018 he also gained a son in law, Joe, who he loved and welcomed into the family with open arms. 2020 was a big year as he became "Bumpa" to his first grandson, Ronan, and in 2021 he prepared to celebrate 40 years of marriage to the love of his life, Vicky. His ability to make even the hardest days better and his sacrifices for his family will never be forgotten.

He is survived by his loving wife Vicky (Gilbeau) Broe, daughter Jamie Connelly and husband Joe and their son Ronan of Westford; six siblings, Reggie and Pat Broe of Bakersfield and Florida; Eleanor and John Cross of Cambridge; Greg Broe and Cindy Biro of Florida; Jeff Broe of Georgia; Gary and Ann Broe of Fletcher; Burt and Laurie Broe of Jeffersonville; brothers-in law and sisters-in law, Leo Gilbeau of South Burlington; Leon Gilbeau of Hinesburg; Sandy Gilbeau of Alburgh; Steven and Patty Gilbeau of Westford; Julie Gilbeau of Cambridge; Debbie and Leo Fowler of West Rutland; Aunts-in-law and uncles-in law Al and Patricia Arellano; Leo and Pat Rich; Richard Richards several nieces, nephews and cousins. As well as his special friend he held dearly Pete Gay of Milton.

Michael was also predeceased by mother-in-law and father-in law Leon and Phyllis Gilbeau and brother-in law Randy Gilbeau.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday June 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Griffin officiating in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery. To honor Michael, you are welcome to wear a flannel shirt to his service and a mask if you’re not vaccinated. Memorial contributions in Michael’s name may be made to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife or Chittenden County Home Health and Hospice.
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