Brenda Bordeau

Obituary of Brenda Bordeau

Brenda Sue Bordeau, 48 of Unadilla, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, May 5, 2017, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, after a short illness.

Born in Norwich, NY on March 12, 1969, Brenda was the daughter of Richard "Dick" and Eleanor "Ellie" (Leach) Charles. The family moved to Oxford in 1971 where she grew up and attended Oxford Academy and Central School, class of 1987. Brenda graduated from SUNY Delhi in 1990 with an AAS in Veterinary Science. Brenda was employed as a teacher's aid with the Sidney Central School.

Brenda was predeceased by: her mother, Eleanor Jane Leach Charles (December 1, 2010); her father Richard "Dick" Charles (March 2, 2017); her brother, Andrew LaVerne Charles (August 24, 2014); as well as by her brother-in-law, Brian W. Rose.

She is survived by: her husband, James Bordeau; children, Adam James and Samantha Sue Bordeau; brother, Ronald Charles and Desseray Wallace of Norwich, and their children: Brienne Charles, Richard and Lacey Hathaway.

Also surviving are her father and mother-in-law, Rodney and Louella (Devins) Bordeau of West Chazy, NY; her sister-in-law, Robin (Bordeau) Rose and her children: Justin, Dustin and Ethan; all of West Chazy.

A celebration of Brenda's life will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Sidney High School Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to their local Relay For Life team. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.