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Andrew M. “Andy” Brochu VIII

December 15, 1933 ~ May 07, 2020

BROCHU, VIII, Andrew M. “Andy”

Andrew M. “Andy, Broch” Brochu, 86, of Vero Beach, Florida and Southington, Connecticut entered peacefully into eternal rest at home on May 7, 2020 with his wife and children by his side. Andy leaves behind his beloved wife, Arlene Elizabeth (Zell) Brochu, with whom he happily shared his life since their marriage on May 20, 1981. Andy is survived by his children, Debra and Scott Dawson of Los Angeles, CA; Leone and Peter Longo of Plainville, CT; Andrew IX and Kathy Brochu of Naugatuck, CT, Michael and Nita Brochu of Northridge, CA; Mark and Colleen Brochu of Plainville, CT; and his treasured bonus children including Joseph and Shannon Bentz of Orlando, FL; Mark Bentz and Jeffrey Feng of Wethersfield, CT; Lora and Mark Specht of Bloomfield, CT; Carol Bentz of Sarasota, FL; David and Jamie Bentz of Middlefield, CT; Thomas Bentz of Southington, CT; Stephen and Abbi Bentz of Wellington, FL; and Paul Bentz of Essex, CT.


Being a fun-loving man who could always make room for one more was a good thing as the patriarch to a brood that kept growing and adding one more! He was a loving “Pepe” to 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and one on the way.  Andy leaves behind his sister, Joan Mercier and her husband, Peter. He was predeceased by his infant son, Robert Peter Brochu.


Born in Newburyport, MA, December 15, 1933,  Andy was the son of the late Andrew and Arlene (Pelltier) Brochu VII.  Before he retired Andy was the District Manager for Assumption Mutual Life and worked many years for Allstate Life Insurance. He was a communicant of Saint Dominic’s Church in Southington and St. John of Vero Beach. He spent many years as a member of the French Businessmen Association of New Britain where he enjoyed great friends and great times.


Memorial contributions in Andy’s honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Your memories can be shared on a memorial tribute page at


Terry Sgambati Evdokimoff

May 13, 2020, 9:42 pm

Arlene and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I never met this wonderful man, but your posts, along with Dee’s, makes me wish I had. Andy has indeed left a beautiful legacy as evidenced by all the love that I witnessed from this beautiful blended family. May he rest in peace.

Lee Longo

May 13, 2020, 10:14 pm

We were blessed to be able to be by Dads bedside during this Covid quarantine time in our lives. He knew he was not alone and that he was loved. He so wanted to live with his darling till he was 100, but God had other plans. We miss you already and we just said good by. Love you xxxo Your favorite daughter, Lee.

Karen Garesio

May 13, 2020, 10:15 pm

Arlene I so sorry for the loss of your soul mate. My heart is so sad, I’m heartbroken for you and all his family. I love this family like my own..

Tom and Carol mccusker

May 13, 2020, 10:25 pm

Yes I have fond memories of you has gone by sorry to hear of the family loss

Debra Dawson

May 13, 2020, 10:35 pm

It will NEVER be the same!!!
It’s hard to believe how someone who was larger then life can be gone from our life so quickly. Thank you to all of our family and friends for all of your thoughts and prayers. But it was his time…and only The Lord knows each and everyone of our time. It was an honor to be by his side while he passed. I miss him already!!!

Thank you to everyone from Millennium for all that you did for us.
Debra Dawson (Daughter)

Viki Pearson

May 14, 2020, 12:09 am

Arlene, my condolences to you and your combined “combined bonus family.” May Andy Rest in Peace

Lois Kalanquin

May 14, 2020, 12:26 am

Sorry for your loss

Sabina T. franco

May 14, 2020, 3:42 am

Kathy, Andy and family,
Amber and I want to say how blessed you were to have such a special and dedicated father.

Our love and deepest sympathy to you folks and the whole clan.
We love you folks,

Sabina and Amber

Kathleen Carboni

May 14, 2020, 12:46 pm

Our hearts go out to you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Andy was a great guy, always with a smile.

Lorraine DeMicco

May 14, 2020, 12:59 pm

Rest in peace Mr. Brochu

Betty & Michael Bovino

May 16, 2020, 1:10 pm

Dear Arlene, Lee, Debbie, Mike, Andy, Mark

Words can’t describe the sadness we all feel in the loss of Andy. Please know we are thinking of you all at this difficult time & holding you all up in prayer. Asking the Lord to give you all comfort & peace. Michael & I feel Andy was so full of life & he welcomed you with opened arms all the time no matter what!

Rose Aquilino

May 21, 2020, 2:46 am

Arlene & Family, I’m so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man, even though I never met him I could tell.
He will always be with you I wish you comfort & peace. R.I.P. Andy

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