Paul Matthew Brue
Paul Matthew Brue
  • October 14, 1948 - April 21, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Paul Matthew Brue passed away on April 21, 2017 at Canon Hospice in Jefferson, LA. He was 68 years old and is survived by his wife, Lynn Taggart Brue and son, James Patrick Brue; his parents Warren M. Brue and Margaret Blaine Brue; also survived by his siblings George Brue (Patricia), Dianne Dumestre (Brock), Craig Brue (Colleen), and nieces Nicole (Brue) Cumbie, Katie Dumestre, Rebecca Dumeste, Sabrina Brue, Jennifer Brue and grandniece Savannah Brue; nephews Barry Brue, Andre Brue, Justin Dumestre; grandnephews Joey Brue and Patrick Brue.

He attended grade school in Staten Island, New York and continued his grade school years at St. Agnes Catholic School under tutelage of his uncle, Msgr. Arthur Paul Brue. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in the first senior graduating class. He attended college for two years at UNO, maintaining lifelong friendships with his classmates.

He married Lynn Taggart Brue in 1970, and would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in August.

Starting off on a professional career, he was an announcer at WDSU Radio in the early 1970’s then worked for the LSU Dental School, which launched him into medical sales. He then worked for Gilford Corning, moving on to Coherent Medical as a Sales Manager earning Outstanding Achievement Award for 1985, Regional Manager of the Year 1989, 1992, 1994, and 15 year Service Award (1985-1999). He worked also as a salesman for LabCorp and as a salesman for Lumenis.

He continued his career with Fisher HealthCare, earning 2014 Excellence Award and 2016 Q2 Pinnacle Award Account Manager. His final company award resulted in third place nationwide sales and first place among district sales while battling various forms of cancer.

Paul was a Renaissance man, curious about all things and always could see both sides of an issue. He was a beloved, faithful and devoted father, a beloved and loyal son, life-long learner, mentor and teacher to work associates, friends and family, successful in his career, had a Private Pilot Certificate for many years, generous to family, friends and strangers. He remained devoted to his Catholic faith and enriched the lives of those he met.

The family would like to thank the East Jefferson General Hospital Oncology Wing South for their devoted and excellent care of Paul during his final days of his difficult struggle. The family would also like to thank the Clergy Staff for their kind prayers and comforting words. Also the family would like to thank other family members and friends for their cards, phone calls, visits, comfort and support for Paul.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at St. Benilde Catholic Church, 1901 Division Street, Metairie, LA on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be at the church for 9:00 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers kindly, make donations to Saint Joseph Abbey.

Make a check payable to Flood Relief Fund and mail to:

Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College

Dept. of Institutional Advancement

75376 River Road

St. Benedict, LA 70457

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