Vivian Brochu

April 20, 1945 ~ November 6, 2022 (age 77) 77 Years Old
Read more about the life story of Vivian and share your memory.    



Vivian F. Brochu, 77, of Winslow formerly of Bingham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2022, after a brief illness at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, surrounded by her family.


Vivian was born in Passaic, New Jersey on April 20, 1945, the oldest daughter of Weldon and Edith Caldwell. She graduated from Madison Memorial High School with the class of 1963 and attended Una’s Academy where she received her Cosmetology degree. She owned and operated Vivian Hair Fashions from her home for fifty years, retiring in 2014. Vivian married George Brochu on April 27, 1968, and they were married for fifty-three wonderful years.


She was predeceased by her loving parents as well as her husband George, who passed on March 21, 2021, and a close friend, Phebe Durgin. Following George’s passing, she relocated to Winslow to be closer to her daughters.

Vivian is survived by her loving daughters, Tonya Smith and her husband Rick of Winslow, and Donna Lewis and her husband Chad of Fairfield. She was immensely proud of her five grandchildren: Kristopher Smith and his wife Jillian, Kaitlyn Smith, Trevor Lewis, Tyler Lewis, and Alexis Lewis and all their academic and personal achievements.


She is also survived by her sister Joyce Gagne and her husband Robert of Florida. Her brother-in law

Dick Brochu and his wife Patricia of Montana, brother-in law John Brochu and his partner Judy Daviau of Florida, her aunt, Esther Bell of Delaware and aunt, Barbara Vivian of Greene as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She also leaves behind her very close girlfriends, Judy Lapointe of Skowhegan, and Crystal Thebarge of Embden.


Vivian enjoyed spending her summers with her beloved husband George at their camp on Embden Pond where they would enjoy boating, fishing, campfires, playing cards and listening to country music. She loved to watch the races on TV and visiting with friends and family. She was an avid viewer of the Hallmark Channel especially during the holiday season. Christmas was her favorite time of year. Vivian loved to decorate her home for Christmas with her vast collection of Christmas Carolers and her beautiful Christmas village. She also loved to read in her spare time and had several favorite authors.


The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at EMMC for the care and compassion of Vivian in her final days.


A graveside service will be held in Robinson Memorial Cemetery in Moscow Maine on November 19, 2022, at 11am. Family and friends are invited to join us at St. Peter’s Catholic Church for light refreshments immediately following her service.


In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to

St. Peter’s Food Pantry

C/O Alieta Belanger

P O Box 391

Bingham ME 04901

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To leave a condolence for the family and to view the online obituary, please visit

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vivian Brochu, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
November 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Robinson Memorial Cemetery
Route 201
Moscow, ME 04920

Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event


In Loving Memory Of

Vivian Brochu

April 20, 1945-November 6, 2022

Look inside to read what others have shared

Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


© 2022 Giberson Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility