FRANCIS A. "FRANK" BRYAN Age 63, of South Meadow Village in Carver, MA, died May 4, 2013 after a long brave battle. He is now at peace. Oldest son of Matthew "Obie" and Lillian (Belcher) Bryan of Hemet, California, he was born in Weymouth, raised in Rockland, and graduated from Rockland High School in 1967. Frank was a U.S. Army
Veteran serving in the Vietnam War
. He was employed as an aerospace engineer. Franny was a dedicated family man and enjoyed golf, fishing, and boating. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Franny was the beloved husband of Tricia (Murphy) Bryan for 44 years, loving father of Debbie Hanson (and Rick) of Nashua NH, Dennie Townsend (and Jim) of Brookline NH and Chrissy Parent (and Scott) of Arizona; devoted Papa of Ricky, Allie and Megan Hanson, Vickie and Matt Harmon, Katie Townsend and Scott, Kaila and Kendra Parent; brother of Dick Bryan (and Ann) of Holbrook, Carol Johnsen (and Glen) and Kathy Small, all of CA; a nephew, uncle and cousin of many. All are welcome to calling hours Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at Waitt Funeral Chapel, 850 North Main St., Brockton, MA. His funeral will be on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9 a.m. from Waitt Funeral Home, funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Rockland and committal at VA National Cemetery, Bourne at 12:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Fisher House Boston, P.O. Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071 (www.fisherhouseboston.org
) or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (lls.org
) Visit www.waittfuneralhome.com
or call 508-583-7272.