Francis J. Brazie
1921-2014 Francis J. Brazie of 25 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, Mass., died peacefully in his sleep on January 24, 2014. He was born in Southfield, Mass., on May 22, 1921. The oldest of eleven children, he was an avid outdoorsman and a mentor to many young people that he taught to fish and hunt. Francis was a founding member of the Stockbridge Sportsmen's Club, where he inspired many younger members with his passion for hunting and fishing. He was a dedicated hunter of all types of game, and was a master fisherman both on ice and open water. Francis also enjoyed bowling, participating in many leagues throughout the years. As a young man Francis served in World War II as a medic in both theaters. Upon his return, he held positions at the Monument Mills and various construction companies. He retired at age 82 from the Desisto School in Stockbridge, where he was the director of maintenance for 40 years. He was also active in the Stockbridge community, serving as a volunteer fireman for the Interlaken-Stockbridge firehouse for many years and coaching Little League in his son's youth. He is survived by two daughters, Ellen Bond and Lynn Rembisz, his caregiver for several years, and his granddaughter Jeanmarie whom he raised. He is also survived by his two sisters Genevieve and Louise and brother Orville, as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn, son George, and seven siblings. FUNERAL NOTICE: Memorial donations for Francis J. Brazie who died January 24, may be made to the Elder Service of the Berkshire Porchlight VNA or the Stockbridge Sportsmen's Youth Organization both in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington, MA. 01230. A memorial service celebration of his life will be held for his birthday on May 24, 2014.
Birches-Roy Funeral Home
33 South St Great Barrington, MA 01230
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 26, 2014