Norman and Lia Brodeur
Norman and Lia Brodeur

Norman Brodeur was born in Everett, MA in 1932 to parents of French-Canadian descent.   He learned to speak French both from conversing with relatives and studying it in school, and he was a proud member and supporter of the Franco-American Social Club.  Norman graduated from Boston College with a degree in mathematics and was honored to have served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea.  He and his wife Lia moved to Melrose in 1969 to raise their family and lived in Melrose for 37 years.  A dedicated Catholic, Norman’s faith was an integral part of his loving and generous character.  Norman served as Committee Chair for Boy Scout Troop 633 sponsored by the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church for a decade and all five of his children (and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren) are graduates of Melrose High School.  He worked for 25 years at Draper Laboratory in Cambridge and took great pride in working on the space program, particularly the Apollo program, where he received a NASA Distinguished Achievement award.

To honor Norman’s life and legacy, his family established a scholarship in his name to be awarded annually to a graduating senior from Melrose High School.  Preference shall be given to a student who has studied French or has an appreciation for French culture and who plans to pursue a future in STEM or military service.

Norman W. Brodeur Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student who has studied French or has an appreciation for French/French Canadian culture and plans to pursue a future in STEM or service to the Military.

Category: Career, Language, All

Specifics: French, STEM, Military

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