NORTHBOROUGH/BERLIN,NH- Brent David Mimeault,42, a chef and loving son of Peter and Rebecca Mimeault, died unexpectedly onTuesday, February 2, 2021.
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Brent was predeceased by his mother Joyce (Sandman) Mimeault. He is survived by his parents, Peter and Rebecca Gould Mimeault of Sturbridge, MA; his former wife Maggie Brown Mimeault; a step-son Darwin Brown; a sister Amy Sampson and her husband Michael Sampson of Woodstock, CT and their children, Noah and Ellary; his grandmother Dorothy Sandman of North Brookfield; aunts and uncles Annette and Charles Smith, Beverly and Leon Mimeault,Steve Sandman, Jayne and Bruce Kolbe, Carole Mimeault, Brenda and David Thatcher, Joan and Michael Gould, Cindy and Bill Gould, Sarah and Roland Gould, Judy & Ronnie Gould and many cousins who will miss his character and spirit.
Brent was born on December 10, 1978, in Worcester, MA to Joyce and Peter Mimeault. He graduated from Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough,MA in 1997. He graduated from Newbury College in 1999 with a degree in Culinary Arts and worked as a chef in a variety of restaurants in the greater-Boston area. On December 5, 2015, he married the love of his life, Maggie Brown and they lived in Cambridge, MA then New Hampshire. He recently purchased a home in the White Mountains so he could enjoy his time in nature.
Brent was an avid outdoorsman from early on. As a child, he would spend his days outside no matter the weather; hiking, camping, and exploring with neighbors and friends. Brent was also a talented musician and spent his life playing his bass guitar. He took an early interest in cooking from his beloved mother who predeceased him and he soon developed a passion for cooking which led him to amazing positions at restaurants in the greater Boston area. He was both a Sous Chef and an Executive Chef in multiple restaurants where he made many close friends. His dedication and hard work in the “back of the house” was one of his proudest accomplishments. As a mentor and teacher to those he worked with, he enjoyed sharing his passion and skills to his craft.
Brent was well-loved by his high school and college classmates, his coworkers, his family, and his friends. He rarely missed sending birthday messages to friends and his kindness will always be remembered in his life helping others. To be a friend of Brent also meant you ate well! Please omit flowers. The family welcomes donations to the Greater Boston Food Bank in Brent’s name.
A Memorial Mass for Brent will be held on Saturday, May 15,2021 at 10:00AM in St. Josephs Church 296 N.Main St. North Brookfield. A graveside service will follow at 11:00AM in St. Joseph’s cemetery Bell St. North Brookfield. Friends and Family are invited to gather after the burial services at the North Brookfield Sportsmen’s Club “open-air,covered Pavilion” until 4:00PM. Lunch and “all” refreshments on-site( no carry-in beverages) .North Brookfield Sportsmen’s Club 20 Boynton Road North Brookfield, MA 01535. Arrangements are under the care of Pillsbury Funeral Home 44 Gilbert St. North Brookfield.