Paul Laurence Broughton
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Paul Laurence Broughton of Naples, FL and West Bloomfield, MI died April 22, 2022 at the age of 84. Paul was born in Boston, MA, a son of the late Ambrose and Helena (Rodgers) Broughton.
Paul will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to his family, faith and friends and a life rooted in service to others. Across corporate boards, church groups, and communities from Massachusetts to Rhode Island and Michigan to Florida, Paul's love and care for the communities in which he was involved touched the lives of many.
Paul earned his undergraduate degree at Boston College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. His career as a healthcare executive began at Boston Children's Hospital and continued after moving to Detroit to join the leadership team at Children's Hospital of Michigan. He went on to assume the CEO role at Children's Hospital and, later, Harper Grace Hospital and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital from which he retired in 1999. Paul served on the board of the Karmanos Cancer Center, Michigan Hospital Association, the Economic Club of Detroit and was chairman of the board of Caymich Insurance Company.
Paul was a devout Catholic and faithful parishioner at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Naples, FL and Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham, MI, and previously at Prince of Peace in West Bloomfield, MI. He was a committed member of the Knights of Malta, Cardinal Club of Detroit and served as board chairman of Lourdes Senior Community and Guest House.
In recent years, Paul was an active member of the Bentley Village community, serving on the finance council and participating in prayer groups and multiple golf groups. An avid golfer, Paul posted six holes-in-one. In addition to his play at Bentley Village, Paul was member of Pine Lake Country Club in Orchard Lake, MI and Imperial Country Club in Naples, FL.
Survivors include his best friend and beloved wife of more than 60 years Jane (Quinn) Broughton; loving children, Paul (Sheila) Broughton Jr., of Glen Allen, VA, Karen (Bruce) Boyarsky of Warwick, RI, Kevin (Shawna) Broughton of Northville, MI, Susan (Bryan) Locke of Wilmette, IL; and 11 cherished grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples, FL 34120. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM until the time of the Mass. Burial will follow at Palm Royale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Paul's name may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com.