In Memoriam: May 24

Mary E. Brashear, 56, Vero Beach

Mary E. Brashear, 56, of Vero Beach, passed away on May 22, 2018, with her family by her side. She was born to Leslie and Grace Colfer on Feb. 27, 1962, in Augusta, Maine.

She graduated from Cony High School.

She married Tim Brashear Feb. 14, 2009, after being together nine years.

Mary was always a loving, caring, and happy person. She loved spending time with her family and she touched the heart of all that knew her. She will be dearly missed.

She was survived by her husband, Tim Brashear, 58, of Vero Beach. Survivors also include two daughters, Shannan Colfer (Brian Gary), of Vero Beach, and Layla Brashear, of Vero Beach; six step-children, David Brashear (Millie Cartagena), of Fort Pierce, Shianne Hudson, of Georgia, Jeremy Brashear, Zack Brashear, Randy Brashear, all from Indiana, and Benjamin Peaslee Jr., of Manchester, Maine; grandchildren, Natacha Colfer and Marquis Estifat, of Vero Beach, Jacob Ezell and Krystal Ezell, of Vero Beach, Issac Cartagena, of Fort Pierce; her great-grandson, Dashawn Estifat of Vero Beach; five siblings, including three sisters, Joan Connor, of Augusta, Leslie (Charles) Rucker, of West Gardiner, and Faye (Robert) Patterson, of Augusta, and two brothers, Ralph (Tammy) Colfer, of Augusta, and Steve (Debbie) Colfer, of Augusta; and many grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews whom she loved very much and who will miss her dearly.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the American Lung Association.

A celebration of life will be held June 10 at Jaycee Park in Vero Beach at 1 p.m.


James D. Caouette Sr., 73, Sebastian

James D. Caouette Sr., 73, of Sebastian, died May 23, 2018, at Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian. He was born in Derry, N.H., and lived in Sebastian for over 20 years from Titusville, Fla., after moving from Orange County, N.Y.

Jim was a US Army veteran and served during the Viet Nam War.

He was a retired air conditioning/refrigeration technician.

Jim loved fishing, diving and boating with his children.

Survivors include his wife, Susan M. Caouette; daughters, Jessica Caouette-Chevalier, of Sebastian, Gloria Teff (Michael), of Sebastian, and Christine Stein, of St. Augustine; son, James D. Caouette, Jr. (Jean), of Port St. John; grandchildren, Christian, Brandy, Brett, Kyle; and great-grandson, Noah.

At the request of the family services will be private.


Richard A. Lamoureux, 73, Vero Beach

Richard A. Lamoureux, 73, of Vero Beach, passed away stoically and peacefully on Saturday evening, May 19, 2018, in his daughter’s home surrounded by his family after a long battle of COPD. Richard was born in Holyoke, Mass., on Nov. 19, 1944.

Richard served his country in the US Navy and was discharged in 1964. He then relocated to Chicopee, Mass.

Richard was an accomplished carpenter and retired from a 30-year career as a construction project manager for multiple large Florida construction companies.

Richard leaves behind his beautiful wife, Donna, who was the love of his life; three children, Shawn (Michelle), Tracy (Mike), and Todd (Aryssia).

Survivors also include his four sisters, Laurie Ricardi, Ellen Bussman, Patty Ortiz, and Judy Mancini; his only brother, Mark Barbeau; and his beautiful grandchildren, Cody, Peyton, Casey, Gianna, Nicholas, Trevor and Taylor; and great-grandchildren, Brody and Autumn.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, Alfred Lamoureux and Lee Hood; and his much adored step-mother, Barbara Lamoureux.

One of Richard’s greatest pastimes was watching his all-time favorite New England Patriots and playing golf. Relaxing, laughing and watching his family grow was also at the top of his pastime list.

Richard requested there be no funeral services.

Richards Life Celebration will be held Saturday, June 16, from Noon to 6 p.m. at Shawn’s home, 7140 Pioneer Lakes Circle, West Palm Beach, Fla. All family and friends are welcome.

In lieu of flowers family requests all memorial contributions be made to the Disabled Veterans Association or VNA Hospice of Vero Beach.

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