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A. Therese Bruyere

Funeral services for A. Therese Bruyere, age 92, of Ogdensburg, will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 2:00PM to 5:00PM at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Bruyere passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Therese is survived by her sons, Thomas Bruyere and his wife, Debra, of Ogdensburg, Paul Bruyere and his companion, Mary Sanders, of Canton, GA and Bill Bruyere and his wife, Marianne, of Ogdensburg; grandchildren, Aimee Demers-Bourgeois of Plattsburgh, NY, Chris Demers of Chazy, NY, Nicole Demers Changelo of Washington, Nathan Bruyere of Wichita, KS, Andrew Bruyere of Morrisonville, NY, Annalise Given of Hudson, FL, Bill Bruyere II of Denver, CO, Jill Bruyere of Queens, NY and Chelsea Bartlett of Ogdensburg; and fourteen great-grandchildren . She is predeceased by her daughter, Mary Bruyere Demers, in 2002; her brothers, Howard Brown in 1985 and Joseph Brown in 2012 and her sister, Mary Agnes Ackerson in 2011.

Therese was born on December 26, 1925, in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of Daniel J. and Mary G. Howard Brown, owners of Brown’s Dairy, Inc. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and later graduated from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY, with a degree in Commerce with Education, cum laude. Therese married George F. Bruyere at St. Mary’s Cathedral on July 3rd, 1948 with Rev. J.L. Hammill officiating. He predeceased her on June 26, 2011. Prior to Therese’s marriage she taught at Cape Vincent, NY. For several years Therese had her own real estate and appraisal work in Northern New York.

Therese had a very active life. She was a member of over 60 years to the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary and was actively involved in the Ogdensburg Garden Club for over 50 years. The winter months found her enjoying and assisting the Ogdensburg Command Performance. Back at the time when Key Bank was a new item, Therese was named to the Board. Therese was the first woman ever named to the Board of A. Barton Hepburn – a board on which she served on for 17 years, also serving on the Hospital Board Foundation. Mrs. Bruyere was also named Honorary Marshall for the 2001 Seaway Festival Parade. In March of 2018, Therese was honored for her life dedication and support of the Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club.

39 Comments

  • Matt Demers Posted September 14, 2018 12:33 AM

    Deepest sympathy to the Bruyere family..Theresa was a beatiful person in every aspect of life.. It wsd a pleasure to know her..

    • Debbie &Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:12 PM

      Thank you , Matt.

  • Eugene Fredericks Posted September 14, 2018 7:34 AM

    So very sorry for your families loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all
    Eugene & Shelley Fredericks

    • Debbie & Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:16 PM

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful person.

  • FRANCIS Touron Posted September 14, 2018 8:27 AM

    Sorry for the great loss. Always a classy lady.

    • Debbie & Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:18 PM

      Thank you!

    • Debbie &Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:36 PM

      Thanks, Frank

  • Alice (Lunderman) Dishaw Posted September 14, 2018 8:51 AM

    I am so sad that Therese has passed. Friends forever, since childhood. Blessings to her & family.

    • Debbie & Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:19 PM

      Thank you, Alice

  • Ron Bruyere Posted September 14, 2018 9:43 AM

    So sorry of the passing of Aunt Therese, will miss you very much, our sympathies go out to your family. She was a great lady and will be greatly missed.

    • Debbie & Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:21 PM

      Thanks, Ron.

  • Connie Miller-White Posted September 14, 2018 11:36 AM

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you. Greg and Connie White.

    • Debbie &Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:39 PM

      Thank you

  • Rick LaFlair Posted September 14, 2018 12:12 PM

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    • Debbie &Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:37 PM

      Thank you

  • Jodi Lalone Fowler Posted September 14, 2018 12:51 PM

    So sorry for the loss of our beloved Aunt Therese. Always loved seeing her at the Seaway Festival with her laughter and beautiful smile. My prayers are with the family.

    • Debbie &Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:23 PM

      Thanks Jodi.

  • Denise M Tallman Posted September 14, 2018 1:34 PM

    My deepest condolences to the family. It was a privilege to know such a kind lady. Her smile and laughter was so contantagious . She was always so excited to show me her puzzles and flowers.

    • Debbie &Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:34 PM

      Thanks, Denise

  • Paula Jacques Posted September 14, 2018 2:33 PM

    My deepest sympathy to all of the family. I so enjoyed our D’Youville gatherings…a very loyal alumnus and a wonderful woman. May she Rest In Peace.

    • Debbie & Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:33 PM

      Thank you, Paula

  • Dale Brown Posted September 14, 2018 5:22 PM

    Tom/Dera; Paul, & Bill – My deepest condolences & prayers. Your Mom (my Aunt Therese) was indeed a very very special person. Love from Dale, MaryEllen & Sarah.

    • Debbie & Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:25 PM

      Thanks Dale, Maryellen &Sarah. You are so right about Mom.

  • Dale Posted September 14, 2018 5:32 PM

    Dear Tom/Debra; Paul; Bill – your Mom (my Aunt Therese) was truly a very very very special person.
    Love: Dale, MaryEllen, & Sarah

  • Andrew Halpin Posted September 14, 2018 11:53 PM

    I am so very sorry to hear this. She was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed getting to know her the past couple years. She will be missed by many. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Debbie &Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:27 PM

      Thank you, Andy

  • Bill and Mary Herzog Posted September 15, 2018 6:57 AM

    What a positive person! Therese always greeted you with a warm smile. She was a proud citizen of her hometown.

    • Debra Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:28 PM

      Thank you, Bill &Mary.

  • Tom and Kathy Lawrence Posted September 15, 2018 7:58 AM

    Therese was a joyful and very welcoming person. I always loved to see her weloming smile. I am thankful to have known her. May her memory be eternal and may the family be comforted in all she shared with others.

    • Debbie &Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:30 PM

      Thanks Kathy &Tom!

  • Terry Shaver Posted September 16, 2018 7:56 AM

    Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Terry and Carol Shaver

    • Debbie&Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:30 PM

      Thank you!

  • Gordon Touron Posted September 16, 2018 4:19 PM

    Tom, Paul, Bill
    I saw your mom at end of July when I was home. We talked for 5-10 minutes, she was always so nice to our family. Sorry for your loss. She was a special lady

    • Debbie &Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:31 PM

      Thanks, Gordon

  • Mary T. Ackerson Posted September 17, 2018 4:41 PM

    Prayers of comfort and healing to our Bruyere cousins and families.

    • Debbie & Tom Bruyere Posted September 17, 2018 7:32 PM

      Thanks, Mary

  • Macreena Doyle Posted September 18, 2018 7:29 PM

    I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Bruyere was a wonderful woman, and such a great friend to my mom. Condolences from all the Doyles.

  • Mick and Maureen Fennessy Posted September 21, 2018 4:19 PM

    To Therese’s Family Our Sincere condolences to all of you. She was a Beautiful lady who always made time to stop and visit with me whenever I would see her. May all the Happy Memories help you through this difficult time. Your all in our thoughts and prayer. Love Mick and Maureen

  • Micah Cardinal Posted October 24, 2018 4:08 AM

    Mrs Bruyere was a matriarch of our community. She spent many years giving of herself to make Ogdensburg better. I am honored that I got to spend some time with her. May she rest in phrase and perpetual light shine upon her. May her family and friends be comforted by wonderful memories of a great lady!

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