A fitting, final tribute that almost wasn’t: Korean War veteran lived quietly, died alone in his French Hill apartment

Courtesy photo A hand-drawn arrow identifies the late Norbert Bruneau in a section of a larger photo, which was taken at Fort Devens soon after Bruneau and the other soldiers entered the service during the Korean War.

The tall, lanky French Hill kid everyone just called “Bruneau” so loved baseball that one day, upon learning that a pro tryout session was coming to Fenway Park, he quit a pretty good job at the old Nashua Corporation and made plans to head down and show ’em the fastball nobody could hit.

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