James Anthony Brocato

James BrocatoA Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for James Anthony Brocato at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, with Rev. Dan O’Connor and Rev. John Brocato, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.

Visitation will held on Friday, April 24, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will resume on Saturday from 8:30 until 10:30, at the funeral home. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Friday, at 6:00 p.m. in the Kramer Chapel.

James Anthony Brocato, age 57, of Alexandria, Louisiana died in his residence surrounded by his family and caretakers on Saturday April 18, 2015.

James was born on December 14, 1957, in Alexandria to Joseph Myron, Sr., and Kathryn Kimball Brocato. James, the youngest of five brothers, is survived by: John Kenneth Brocato, Sr. (Nanette Gremillion), Joseph Myron Brocato, Jr., Timothy Paul Brocato, Sr. (Theresa Lolan), Thomas Kimball Brocato and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He graduated from Holy Savior Menard Central High School and then attended Tulane University, where he graduated with Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Finance degrees. While at Tulane he had an opportunity to tour several countries in Europe with a Tulane choral group.

Returning to Alexandria after graduation, he worked as an Architect for the firm Barron, Heinberg and Brocato, Architects and Engineers until his untimely illness. He assisted in design and document production of numerous projects primarily in medical facilities; and was a member of the American Institute of Architects.

In his youth he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a man of deep faith. He took an interest in keeping himself fit by weight training, martial arts, and nutrition. James also liked to travel to visit friends in other cities, especially in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and Jazz Festivals, along with summer trips to the Florida Gulf Coast. He took great pride in caring for both of his parents in their later years. James was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He will be dearly missed.

Pallbearers honored to serve will be Thomas K. Brocato, Walter Jones, James Bergeron, David Brocato, Michael Brocato, and Joseph M. Brocato, lll.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Buck Provosty, Steve Nasello, Mark Wells, John K. Brocato, Sr., Joseph M. Brocato, Jr., Timothy P. Brocato, Sr., and Timothy P. Brocato, Jr.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the following: David Bernard and the staff of Houston Methodist Hospital; Jeanie Voelker, for facilitating the local care James received; Dr. Abi- Rached and his staff; the staff of Cabrini Hospice; and James’ caretakers, Patty Thomas, Gay Clark, and Rosalind Sindorf, for the compassion and care shown during James’ illness. The family would also like to thank the Cenla A.C.T.S. group, Mary Anne Reddoch and Father Dan O’Connor for their comfort and prayers during this time; and also to all of those who included James in their prayers. Further thanks to James’ brother Thomas for his special care during James’ illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials are made in honor of James to your favorite charity of choice.

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