Brendan Halley Mess
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MESS, Brendan Halley Of Waltham, formerly of Cambridge, September 12, 2011, age 25, born January 16, 1986. Beloved son of Derek and Susan Mess. Brother of Dylan Mess. Visiting hours will be held in the John C. Burns & Sons Funeral Home, 305 Broadway, CAMBRIDGE, Sunday, September 18, from 2-6 PM. Relatives & friends invited. A memorial service and reception will be held Monday, September 19, at Ryles, 212 Hampshire St., (Inman Sq.) Cambridge from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Brendan Mess to Burlington Emergency Shelter, 89 North St, Burlington, VT 05401. www.burnsfuneralhomes.com


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Published in Boston Globe from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2011.
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September 10, 2012
A poem for Frankie May Brendan from a mom who feel and understand the loss of a child, no matter the age.
Roses are red;violets are blue. Many people still love you and miss you too. Your voices we will not heard and you will not hear ours. Our hugs we will not give you and we wont' get yours. That beautiful smile we will miss and we you will not see ours. Your voice we will not hear and yours will not be heard. Goodbye,Frankie May and Brendan. Love your families, friends and all those who knew you and will never stop loving you.
From Cindh mom of Frankie May, born 22 of August 1977 and passed away the 30th of October 2010, after a long illness, which she fought with stubborness determination and courageous to stay, until she cold long stay. RIP Frankie May and Brendan. Love all those who love you.
Cynthia
January 6, 2012
OMG, I feel like we just graduated from high school yesterday. Wow you will be missed. May you rest in peace.
mimi sogoba
October 27, 2011
To Brendan,
we are very sad and astonished to hear such news. Brendan's smiling and kindness are great gifts to us .May he have a good life in heaven.
Grace and Edward from shanghai
hongxiang li
October 24, 2011
Brendan,
It felt like you were smiling and laughing with me just yesterday. When we met at Champlain College I knew we'd be friends right away, and I will be forever grateful for the time I was lucky enough to know you. I miss you already. You're absence doesn't seem real.

To Brendan's family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you in this trying time. Brendan was a blessing to the world around him and everyone in it, and the world won't be the same without him.
Krysta Voskowsky
October 4, 2011
Will never forget the memories we shared. Sincerest condolences to Derek
September 30, 2011
I am from Cambridge, but lve here in MAine. Iread what happen to Brendan and just had to write another entry in the guest book. There are no words to describe what haened to your sons and his friends. I am so sorry hepassed the way he did. Cindy J
Cynthia
September 30, 2011
Dear Susan, I just wanted to write personally and tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.
~ Valerie (Burlington Emergency Shelter)
September 24, 2011
Derek, we are all so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
- your Fuentek family
September 20, 2011
Connie and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you everyday. Derek you have have been a very positive and wondeful inspiration to all. My sympathy is with you and your family. Mike D (NH)
September 19, 2011
John and I are so sorry for your tragic loss, Susan. Having met you, we know he was a beautiful person. His spirit lives on in the lives of those who have been touched by him. We send our love and our condolences, Deb and John Dinolfo
Debra Dinolfo
September 19, 2011
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR THIS GREAT LOSS. OUR MEMORIES OF HIS POSITIVE PRESENCE MAKES IT EVEN SADDER . WE RECALL HIM AS BRIGHT ,VITAL AND PROMISING. WE WILL BE THINKING OF YOU SUSAN.
AL & SIDNEY HARLEY
September 19, 2011
I didn't know Brendan but having met his mother I know he must have been an amazing person. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'm a mom but I still I can't even imagine what you are going through so I send extra loving hugs. I wish I could have been at the service but was unable, however, my thoughts were and continue to be with you.
Eileen Kidder
September 19, 2011
Such an Amazing Soul...A Bright and Beautiful Smile, Such a Caring and Thoughtful Heart! Brendan and I went to grade school together for many years and the memories are so fond of him...May You Watch Over Us..Love you Brendan. Sandy T.
Sandy T.
September 18, 2011
I met Brendan at vt bjj he was talented and was a great sparring partner who was always there for others who needed help, my sympathy goes out to the entire Mess family.
Elijah Ferrante
September 18, 2011
Dear Mess Family, I am deeply saddened at the tragic loss of your beloved son Brendan, and for all who loved him, including my son, Nick Soto.
Mary Prada Vaiani
September 18, 2011
I met Brendan when I was 14 training at Vermont Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and it was an utmost pleasure to get to train with such a funny, bright guy. Brendan had a great sense of humor and not only that he was great on the mats, we'll miss ya buddy.
Justin Jenny
September 17, 2011
As a mom, I full understand you pain, grief, hurt, heartache and pain. May Brendan's memories help to soothe all you all feel now and for ever. Cindy a mom who has been there and done-it. Gus 31 *son( Fred (son) and my late daughter Frankie May born the 22 of August and passed away the 30th of October 2010. Frankie May and Brendan, RIP LOVE YOUR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND ALL YOU ALL LEFT VEHIND.
Cynthia
September 17, 2011
Brendan was a great person and friend. I will miss him dearly. I'm at a loss of words to express my true feelings.
Noah Weisman
September 17, 2011
Mess family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my hearts, thoughts and prayers at this time.
Adrienne Pilarski
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