Brochu Funeral 

A funeral service was held Saturday morning for the 50-year-old woman found slain a week ago at her home and business in New Portland.

Louise Brochu’s daughter, Emily Brochu of Stratton, urged attendees to wear red, which was her mother’s favorite color.

Investigators have classified the case as a homicide but remain close-mouthed about details.

An autopsy was performed last weekend but officials aren’t releasing information, including the cause of


Louise Brochu was the owner of New Portland Wood Flooring on

Route 27, a business she started five years ago.