John L. Brasie, Sr.
1951 - 2014 PITTSFIELD John Lester Brasie, Sr., 62, of 66 Westchester Avenue, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Pittsfield on Aug. 30, 1951, son of the late Willis L. and Mary B. LaGrotteria Brasie, he was educated in Pittsfield schools. He served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War
. Mr. Brasie was last employed as a driver-delivery man for Payless Oil where he worked many years. Prior to that, he had worked for the City of Pittsfield for many years. He had also been a cook at The Quality Inn in Lenox and a mechanic at Haddad Motors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren. Mr. Brasie leaves his wife, the former Christine A. Proper, whom he married Nov. 3, 1984. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, John L. Brasie, Jr., of Pittsfield; a daughter, Felicia Sayers and her husband, James, Jr., of Hinsdale; four grandchildren, Brittany, Zayvire, Alissa, and Lillian; a great-grandson, Dante; a brother, Willis "Skip" Brasie and his wife, Joanne, of Loudonville, N.Y.; a sister, Denise Baker and her husband, Ralph, of Pittsfield; a stepbrother, George Rider, and many nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for John Lester Brasie will be held Saturday, June 28, at 12 noon at DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield with the Rev. Peter M. Naranjo, II., Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Church, officiating. Calling hours will precede the service, beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Renal Dialysis in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.