Obituary: Joseph E. Brody

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Joseph E. Brody
Joseph E. Brody

MIDDLEBURY — On April 27, 2015, Joe Brody, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend went home to be with the Lord. He passed peacefully at home in Middlebury, surrounded by his devoted family.

Joe recently celebrated 60 years of marriage to the love of his life, Cora Lee (Winsor) Brody. Joe cherished his three daughters and devoted son-in-laws, Karen and Paul Yuschak of Elizabeth, N.J., Debra and Sean McLaughlin and Joan and David Bussiere both of Middlebury. His grandchildren kept their adored grandfather young, Kate Yuschak Garcia and her husband, Pedro, Kyle McLaughlin, Kevin McLaughlin, Rebecca Yuschak, Christopher Bussiere, and Colleen McLaughlin. In the circle of life, the family will soon be welcoming Joe’s first great-grandbaby, Kayleana Garcia.

Born on July 15, 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Joseph Eugene Brody was the youngest son of the late Charles and Mary (Masick) Brody. Joe will be greatly missed by his older brother, Basil Brody of Nanticoke, Pa. He is predeceased by his parents, his sisters, Helen Patskin, Anna Terninko; and his brothers, John Brody and Stephen Brody.

Joe served in the intelligence unit of the United States Air Force where he had met Lee. Together they raised their family in Naugatuck. He spent most of his professional career as a plant manager for Risdon. For the last 30 years, he relished working with his devoted wife, Lee, buying and selling antiques, where they enjoyed many dear friendships.

Family and friends are welcome to a Mass celebrating Joe’s life, which will be held on Friday, May 1 at 12:30 p.m. at St. John of the Cross Church, 1089 Whittemore Road, Middlebury. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to StreetLight Mission, StreetLightMission.org, P.O. Box 843, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.

For more information or to extend online condolences, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.