Michael T. Brandon
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Michael T. Brandon 1988 - 2016 NORWICH - It is with the deepest sadness that the family of Michael Tyler Brandon share the passing of our beloved son, brother, and nephew. Mike was a gift from God to all of us. He was a strong, intelligent, athletic, creative and kind person. He excelled at almost anything he set his mind on. He was fun and playful and adored his animal friends as they loved him. He owned the dance floor with charismatic grace and loved a beautiful woman. Mike began working out at the gym with his family at the age of 12 and continued this healthy lifestyle passionately throughout his short life. When it came to the epidemic of drug addiction however, Mike could not maintain the arsenal of weapons to combat the slimy grip of mind altering drugs that are stealing the lives of our healthy young population. As we are all aware, this disease that encumbers our culture, this is one where the statistics are more disgusting every day. Mike tried his best to take the steps to change the course of his life but ultimately the enemy schemes and out smarts even the most creative and savvy individuals; as it did to our Mike. Heroin defiles the brain and the person suffers with more and more inability to make sound decisions and follow directions to save himself. Mike is survived by his mother; Kathy Brandon of Norwich, CT, his father; Jon Brandon of Mansfield, CT, one brother; Conal Brandon, sister; Taylor Brandon and his niece, Calli Brandon. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please help Mike's family help others by donating to: Community Speaks Out Inc., 95 Corey Rd., Groton, CT 06340. To leave an online condolence or share a memory, please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com

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Published in Norwich Bulletin on Feb. 26, 2016.
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108 entries
July 9, 2016
My heart goes out to your family and the many families struggling with this deadly disease. I'm one of the lucky ones who won This fight but sadly not many do. Thank you for the heart felt obituary you have shared hopefully it can help someone who struggles like your son myself and so many others have. Words cannot help at a time like this however I want to thank you for the honesty and concern for many others. May God be with you & your family.
S S
July 9, 2016
I am deeply saddened for your loss although I did not know your son I know the struggles he went through I was lucky to have made it back from the deep hold it had on me sadly it's harder for the younger generation to win this fight. Hold in your heart knowing he is at peace and no longer fighting his demons may God by with you in this time. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family my heart goes out to you's.
Stacey
March 16, 2016
I am so sad to hear about another young life lost to drugs. Sending love and light to you Kathy and your family.
Cathy Meiklem
March 15, 2016
chas
To Kathy,
I did not know your son but that does not keep me from grieving over your loss. Having your child precede you in death is heart wrenching . My wife and I pray for you and your family.

In His name and for His glory

Chas Traficante
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Chas Traficante
March 10, 2016
Our deepest sympathy Kathy, Jon and family. We have wonderful memories if Michael when he was younger and hung around with Matthew. Mike us now in peace and safe in God's care now. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Maria & lance
March 7, 2016
Jon, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Brian
Brian McNeil
March 3, 2016
While I didn't know your family, I do understand the hold drug addiction holds on a family. I lost my brother to the epidemic in July. Thoughts and prayers with you through this hard time.
AnnMarie
March 2, 2016
I knew your son during his time at NFA. I offer my sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this sad and tender time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jean MIller
Jean Miller
March 2, 2016
To the entire Brandon Family, Sorry for your loss.
Pete Deslandes
March 1, 2016
John and Family, Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Ronnie & George Spinner
March 1, 2016
Kathy and family,

I am so sorry about Michael's death. Heroin addiction has gone epidemic, and I hope that your beautiful and candid obituary helps others with their own, or family/friends addiction.
I pray that you find peace after this terrible tragedy.
Lee Ann Adams Kusinski
March 1, 2016
Kathy & Family,
Although I never met Michael, I feel as though I did know him somewhat through some of our conversations about your family In our time together preparing and working in the art room together at JJIS. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I lost my nephew a few years back to drug a addiction overdose. He left behind two beautiful daughters we have the pleasure of seeing them grow and thrive. I hope you are able to hold close the wonderful memories you have of him and cherish them as they will always be with you.
Heidi Marvin
February 29, 2016
To the loving family of Michael Brandon, I don't know you personally, however, I knew of your son. You see, a few years past, my dear son suffered from the same horrible demon, heroin, as your son. My son, and our entire family, is one of the more fortunate families because our dear son, after many, many situations in rehabilitation both in and out of state was able to finally work through his disease through the grace of God. Every day still remains a battle for him, we, as his loving family realize that. Above in my message, I wrote that I knew of your son because my son and Michael were friends in addiction, I recognize the name. Over the recent years, my heart has continually bled for so many families of area men and women whose names I also recognize from the obituaries. All these suffering, passed individuals, at one time or another, crossed paths. The "living friends" are some of the fortunate ones to be alive, how, I don't know. In closing, you are a brave family to be so truthful about your son's disease, and I thank you as so many others have before me. Perhaps the non-touched public will better comprehend the heart-wrenching pain involved when they hear, and read about these addicted individuals and suffering loved ones. Suffering love ones, I repeat, because no beloved addict suffers alone. The entire family is in this horrendous, painful war together. God bless your beloved Michael, and your entire family.
Anonymous
February 29, 2016
My condolences to the family. I did not know Michael, but I found the obituary very moving and powerful.

If the Brandon family would like to share their story with News 8. We'd like to listen and share it with the state.

Once again my deepest sympathies.
Stephanie Simoni
Stephanie Simoni
February 29, 2016
Kathy and family I do not know who you are but I feel blessed to see that you can actually share this online, therefore I will also. I lost my brother to this demon 15 years ago. He was 52. And I almost lost my daughter last week. Bt she appears to be back on track.

Her husband though started with this about a year ago, and has been on and off, but more on than off. I have had such hateful feelings for him in the last year and I thank you for opening my eyes. Now I can understand that it isn't a choice to stay away from it once you've been demonized by it.

I will say a prayer for you and your family today and will be more understanding and loving toward my son-in-law.

May you always be blessed! Mary (Canton)
mary Rivera
February 28, 2016
Although I did not know Michael, I have the deepest sympathy for his family! I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace in life as Michael has found ever lasting life in your memories of him. May you keep him in your hearts always.
Mother of a Young Adult
Nancy Hyatt
February 28, 2016
Kathy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ted Phillips
February 28, 2016
So sorry for your loss, my son passed 10 months ago to this diease,I want to thank you for speaking out about this terrible diease. Please know my prayers are with your family at this time.
February 28, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss which must be so heartbreaking, yet you were so courageous to share about the demon drug addiction. We may never meet, but your whole family is in my heart and in my prayers. I have two sons in recovery and try to give back whenever possible to those struggling. Michael looked like a wonderful person.
Jean Cyr
February 28, 2016
Dear Jon and family - I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing. Was thinking of our conversation just a few weeks back of a mutual friends son. Life is short and but a Dash as the poem goes. May God Bless you at this time with wonderful memories of him. With sympathy- Trish Collis
Trish Collis
February 27, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss, what a wonderful son he must of been. I did not know him however I am very impressed that as a family you decided to explain how he died. We as a country need to help the people who have the disease of addiction. My God bless you and your family.
Dawnia Lumadue-Parisek
February 27, 2016
My condolences to the family of this young man. As they're very heartfelt. Addiction is not something our children choose, it is an illness. This is one of the harder ones to beat. Some do and some just can't. We are losing way to many of our younger generation lately due to all the bad stuff that they're putting out there in the streets. Heavenly Father now you can take this child and keep him safe. No one else can hurt him again. May he rest in peace. Very sorry for your loss.
Cathi Post
February 27, 2016
Hi Kathy, we did not know your son he was a handsome boy. We don't know the sadness of losing a child but I'm sure it isn't the easiest even though you know he will no longer suffer. Your obit touched us dearly, it had to be so hard for you to tell the world of his addiction, but I hope it will save many, you know who I mean. Love and God bless you and your family
Joe & Dolores Lussier
February 27, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I know the pain of losing your child, and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love....Doreen Brennan and family
Doreen Brennan
February 27, 2016
Omg! We are soooo sorry!! ( Chelsea and Nancy Depolito). Hugs and prayers to you and your family!!!
Nancy Depolito
February 27, 2016
I do not know your family, but you have my heartfelt condolences. The candidness of Michael's obituary is awe-inspiring. Hopefully, by putting it out there, you can help someone else to make the changes necessary to keep this from happening to them. You have my profound sympathies and utmost admiration. May God see your family through this terrible time.
Mary Ellen Kindelan
Pawcatuck,Ct
February 27, 2016
Kathy; We were so touched by your tribute to your son and the honesty of your obituary. We have lost a young niece and nephew to this awful disease. My Husband Bob remembers your son in Little League and said he was a very sweet, cute little boy and always enjoyed him. Our Deepest Sympathies go out to your and your family. Bob & Robin Laudette
Robin Laudette
February 27, 2016
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Harrison's
Harrison Family
February 27, 2016
Sorry for your loss. What wonderful memories you can embrace now that Michael is no longer struggling with life on life's terms.
Diane Pease
February 26, 2016
I didn't know Mike, however I'm saddened to hear of another young life cut short by this awful epidemic. I'll pray for strength for the family and his beautiful soul. More awareness needs to be made about the disease of addiction, and I am humbled that you had the strength to share your story. I'm very sorry for your loss. Another life gone too soon. Rest in peace Mike. Fly with the angels.
Danielle
February 26, 2016
My husband and I were so touched by your tribute to your son. Our hearts go out to you as we lost our beautiful 29 year old son to a heroin overdose in 2008. Your description of Mike reminded us so much of our son. We commend you for your bravery and forthrightness. It is such bravery that will remove the stigma from this terrible disease and help us find solutions.
Chris Spinelli
February 26, 2016
I will be praying for you and your family. My son has been clean for 6 months. All you can do is pray for them and pray no more of our children with let heroin control them. May you some how find peace and love from God, family and friends.
May God bless you.
February 26, 2016
Although I don't know you personally, I have been in your shoes. My daughter was addicted to heroin. She has been clean for 5 years. I know that I am very lucky and things could have turned out very differently. My heart is so heavy for your loss. Thank you so very much for letting everyone know that your son's devil was heroin. You were so very brave to let everyone know this. I know this will help someone. I can tell that your son was a wonderful person taken away way too soon. My thanks, love and prayers go to all of your family during this time of unbelievable loss.
Susan Pearson
February 26, 2016
so sorry for your loss, I just lost my son feb 20 to the horrible disease of drug addiction, I feel your pain. We are heart broken along with you and your family.
Simone Babulsky
February 26, 2016
Michael's story hits home with my family too. I too could have been all of you. My beautiful son today is in remission. He is fighting every day the combat of that slimy grip of mind altering drug " heroin". I pray each day to god to help him fight and beat this horrible disease. My heart breaks for all of you. I hope this loss of your child won't be in vain. I hope the sharing of his addiction and his life battles will remind us to help those in pain. Don't run from them, be there and help them fight, even if it means calling their parents or authorities. Don't wait to do something, be there for them now, not when they die, it's to late then. Michael I know you are now at peace and a beautiful shining star up in heaven. God bless all those who love you. anonymous
February 26, 2016
Although I did not know Michael, I wanted to send my condolences to his family. Reading his obituary was difficult, but I have so much respect for how honest it was. Drugs are taking the lives of so many and although I have not dealt personally with someone close to me passing, I have dealt with a sibling having an addiction problem and hope every single day that he makes the right decisions. I truly commend you for speaking so truthfully and hope that someday soon you can find peace in this tragic situation.
February 26, 2016
Kathy, There are no words.
Praying that God will comfort and
bring healing to you and your family.
Jackie Burdick GBC
February 26, 2016
Jon and family, I am sadden by this news of your son.. I never meet him but I am sure he was a great person. May your hearts heal with sweet happy memories of your sweet Michael. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Toni Spinner
February 26, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. I do not know your family, but I feel your pain. My Brother who I loved dearly passed away for the evil drugs, at away to young age. Thoughts and prayers to Mike and your family.
carleen green
February 26, 2016
Jon, Kathy, Conal and Taylor,
We are deeply saddened to read of Michael's passing.Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Brandon family.

Phil, Chris, Ryan, and Rachel Robtoy
February 26, 2016
To your family,I have felt the sadness that you feel.My 43 yr old daughter passed away in july last yr.She was a horrible alcoholic.Nothing i did could help her.She had diabetes which the alcohol took over.We try everything to save our loved one and just cannot.I feel sadness everyday that i hide from everyone because i miss her so.I will pray for your family for your loss no one can ever understand what we have gone thru till they go thru it.Big hugs to you all.
Anonymous
February 26, 2016
Jon and Kathy ~

We are deeply saddened to read of Michael's passing, and send our most sincere sympathy to you and you families.
Please know that all of you are in our thoughts.
Charlie & Diana Lasch
February 26, 2016
My deepest sympathies to all of you. After reading the obituary of your loved one, I needed to tell you how beautiful it was. While I never knew Michael, I felt your pain in losing him. The difficulty with all drugs has robbed our world of so many wonderful people. You wrote so beautifully about this. I could have been all of you because my son was addicted to heroin also. By the grace of God, he was able to turn his life around. However every time I read a young death due to drugs, I am thankful for all the days since with my son. My one wish for the world would be to rid it of all these mind altering drugs. Thank you for reaching out to the public with your inspiring words. My prayers are with you. I will call my son today to tell him I love him. Thank you for sharing Michael's story with us who never knew him.
G.T.
G. T.
February 26, 2016
Jon and Family:
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. I pray that God holds Michael close and gives you peace and courage in this trying time.

Sharon Watson and Family
Sharon Watson
February 26, 2016
I didn't know Michael or his family, but I want to extend my sincere condolences for your loss. Sharing the story of his addiction along with the story of his life helps to remind us all that beneath the darkness of heroin, a beautiful heart and soul still shines. I hope that your good memories of him will bring you comfort in the days to come.
Kat G
February 26, 2016
Kathy and family, My thoughts and heart are with you.
David Greika
February 26, 2016
Remember Mike from my days at Sayles as he was the same class as my eldest..just lost my cousin on Monday from the same disease.

In our thoughts
Michelle Tetreault
February 26, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to all of you left behind. There are no words....
Richard & Susan (Santos) Shea
February 26, 2016
I am sorry for your loss
Chris Evrett
February 26, 2016
I don't know any of you, my sincere condolences go out to all of you. I lost my sister to her disease which was alcohol. I now watch as my stepson is fighting his with heroine... May Michael rest in peace.
Anonymous
February 26, 2016
Jon and Kathy,
Words cannot even express our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
Love Jason and Denise Geeza
Denise Geeza
February 26, 2016
Sad is not even close to what I feel when I see that drugs have taken yet another beautiful young life. Our deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones.
Sherrie O'Connell
February 25, 2016
My sincere condolences. Sending healing hugs and prayers.
Linda Fritz(Kelley)
February 25, 2016
May Jesus hold his arms and take himfronpain
Doreen Linder
February 25, 2016
Please know that you are in our prayers. The Weeman Family, Matt,Janie,Matthew, Alexandra & Christopher
Janie Weeman
February 25, 2016
Kathy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear you lost your Beloved Son. I cannot imagine your pain. Your courage to speak of the horrible heroin epidemic will help others. Bless you all and embrace your good memories
Donna Crump(Busch)
February 25, 2016
Kathy an Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Beloved Son. You are very couragous to speak out about this horrible drug. Embrace your memories.
Donna Crump(Busch)
February 25, 2016
I did not know Michael but I share your grief. I lost my only son at 21 due to heroin addiction. Such a loss is a very difficult thing to accept and understand. I pray that you find the strength and faith to be able do so.
Bruce Smith
February 25, 2016
Oh Jon...My heart breaks I am so sorry....My condolences to all of your family. Love, Sue Moyer
Sue Moyer
February 25, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. This disease is the worst. God is taking good care of Michael up in heaven, and Michael is watching over you (The Brandon Family).
Katie Leonard
February 25, 2016
Kathy and family,

There are no words I can say to express my deep sorrow in learning of the loss of your son. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless
Ann Stavrou
February 25, 2016
Jon, Conal, Taylor, Kathy....I can't imagine the incredible pain you must be feeling. Take heart in the fact that Mike was a great person with a family that loved him dearly. Somewhere just added an intelligent, strong, funny and charismatic individual to their ranks. I am thinking of each and every one of you...god bless. Stay strong.
Chris Ging
February 25, 2016
So sorry for your loss! Addiction is taking so many of our children.
Thank you for speaking out in regards to this disease., it's no different than a young man with cancer.
Praying for your family!
Patricia Didonno
February 25, 2016
Sincerest sympathy for your loss and deepest appreciation for your words of honesty and knowledge. May your sharing of your story be the one shinning light of good to come from this terrible loss.

Sincerely with thoughts, love and prayer,
Sandie Spada (Cheshire, CT)
February 25, 2016
I do not know Michael or his family. A friend posted this obituary on Facebook. I applaud the courage of the family to so eloquently describe why Michael passed.

I am an alcoholic who, by the grace of my higher power, will be sober 12 years a week from Saturday.

I worked in a drug detox center and took care of many people, including my own relative, who were addicted to drugs. Drug addiction is a disease. An insidious, scary, and devastating disease on the addict and their family.

The more people who can be so brave and not feel ashamed (because there should be no shame) to speak out and educate the world, maybe this disease can begin to go away.

Michael is at peace and my prayers, admiration, and deepest sympathies go to his family as they try to heal.
Kathi Camillucci
February 25, 2016
John and family so sorry for your loss to this horrible addiction
Paula Lapine
February 25, 2016
Kathy, while going through my own grief in the loss of my sister, my heart just broke to pieces when I heard about your son, Brandon. I remember all our talks about what a dreadful addiction he was suffering through &I think you are one of the bravest person I know to speak out through your own loss. My prayers & thoughts are with your entire family during this time, and hope that you know how much you are loved.
Cyndi Danko
February 25, 2016
I don't know you or your son but someone shared the obituary with me. I have a daughter who was involved with heroin at 15 and I send my deepest sympathy to your entire family. This is a horrible disease and I can't imagine the devastation you feel. Just wanted to thank you for sharing and helping others by telling his story. May you find peace in the future and know you did everything you could for him.
Susan Elwell
February 25, 2016
Jon and Family I don't even know where to begin to express my sympathy. Mike was a great person I can remember him making us all laugh at the barber shop back in the day at Amy's and he always had a big smile on his face. I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace now. God will guide you all through this, stay strong.
Michelle Webb
February 25, 2016
Kathy, my heart is breaking for you. No words. Lifting you up to the Lord.
Stacey Huff (GBC CR)
February 25, 2016
Brando was my hero. I suffered from the same addiction back in 2010 and I had stopped breathing and turned blue in the face. No one else at the party knew what to do, except Brando. He pulled me off the bed and threw me on the floor and gave me CPR until the EMTs arrived. Michael Brandon saved my life. I thanked him pretty much every single time I saw him after that day because he deserved it. The doctors told me in the hospital that if it were not for him, I would not be here today. It breaks my heart to know that my hero is gone. You were an amazing person with the ability to make anyone smile. My heart goes out to the Brandon family, I can promise you that he will live forever in my heart. I love you forever Brando, you and the pink elephant tatted on your arm. rest easy love, watch over us all.
Cailynn McKeon
February 25, 2016
RIP Mikey. Sorry for your loss Kathy Ronny and family. Mike was a great guy . I wish he could have beat his addiction. He was very smart and strong. Goes to show his illness was just a bit more complicated and stronger . Still a great kid.
James Miller
February 25, 2016
RIP. Thanks for speaking out about what can happen when you're addicted. It's a disease. My thoughts are with his family & friends!
paula adams
February 25, 2016
john, so sorry for the loss of your son. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
February 25, 2016
Kathy, Jon, Conal, Taylor and family,
With Heavy Hearts, we send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. May you find some comfort in knowing Mike Rests in Eternal Peace.
We will always remember Mike's infectious smile and sense of humor he shared during all those 'baseball days' amongst a world of innocence and fun. Mike shined as an athlete, but excelled at being a great Teammate, always getting along with others, befriending and caring... wonderful human attributes.
Rest Easy in God's Hands Mike,
Kelley and Derek LaCombe
February 25, 2016
Kathy, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. Your faith and God will carry you through this difficult time.
JoAnn Pedersen
February 25, 2016
God Rest His Soul. I didn't know your son but my heart goes out to you and if only for a moment allow me to hold you up as so many held me in the past. Maryann from Westfield MA
Maryann Burke
February 25, 2016
To the Family of Michael Brandon,
Although I did not know your son, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to his family. I, unfortunately, know your pain as my son lost his battle to addiction last November. Your family and Michael will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. So very sorry for your loss.
Kathleen Dufficy
February 24, 2016
Such a sad obituary....such a terrible disease. So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful son and the loss of his potential gifts to the world. May God bring your family comfort and peace.
Catherine McCarthy
February 24, 2016
To the family and friends of Michael ,you have my sympathy and prayers.Thank you for sharing with us and from those of us that have already lost our young ones we will keep his memory alive.I feel your pain.but please know that he is always with you. God bless.
Sandra Kenny
February 24, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss..my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I did not know Michael, but my prayers will continue to be with you all. Remember the good times, the memories will comfort you, and stay strong together. Much love to you all. Michael has found peace from the demons.
Kimberly Chaffee
February 24, 2016
Kathy, Jon, Conal and Taylor, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm not sure if y'all remember me but I used to babysit for Mike, Conal and Taylor a very long time ago. This news is devastating and I just wanted y'all to know that you are in my thoughts and I am sending big hugs to all of you.
Trish Piekarski
February 24, 2016
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your son/brother. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Loree Osowski
February 24, 2016
I am very sorry for your families loss. I have such fond memories of coming to your house on the hill to cut all those blonde curls on all three Brandon babies. I enjoyed watching them grow into wonderful adults. My heart breaks for your family at this time.
Grace Newton
February 24, 2016
Dear Jon and Family,

I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Michael. My heartfelt prayers and sympathy extend to your entire family. Go with Angels, Michael..

Sadly,
Wendy Russell
Honolulu, Hawaii
February 24, 2016
So sorry to hear about your loss. May you have as much courage in his death as you have in helping him in life. The evils of addiction are a force to be reckoned with. God bless you and your family.
Anonymous
February 24, 2016
Thank you for sharing Michael's story with us all. Unfortunately, this story is playing over and over again in our community. Once they are hooked, it is very hard to get them off. So sorry for the pain your family is going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - The Warzecha's, Pat, Lynn and Matthew
February 24, 2016
Kathy I am so very sorry for your loss!!! I can only promise that we will always be here for you and we will work very hard to honor his memory. Prayers to your family. Tammy de la Cruz Groton, CT
Tammy De la Cruz
February 24, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Michael. I hope that your courageous decision to share his story, inspires others who are struggling with addiction. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy Civardi
February 24, 2016
Kathy and family
I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. My heart is just breaking for you and your family. To loose a brother is so hard, to loose a child is just heart wrenching. Take comfort, if you are able, in knowing that he is no longer tortured by this deadly disease and that his soul is finally at peace.

In Faith Gloria Lanoue (Greg Moran's Cousin)
gloria lanoue
February 24, 2016
Kathy and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing, please know our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love Jay, Denise, Steph and Nikki Hebert
February 24, 2016
My prayers go out to your entire family, brotha. I wish I could've told you how proud of your sobriety I was when you were in Miami. I thought you had it...this one really hurts. I love you & miss you already, Brando. Rest in paradise.
Michael Russell
February 24, 2016
To the Brandon family and my friend Conal,
I am at a lost for words, and am deeply sorry for your loss. Conal, if you or your family need anything at all, please reach out. Nothing but love and prayers from me and my family.
David Vargas
February 24, 2016
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts an prayers to the family.
Pam Hebert
February 24, 2016
Jon and Family , I am so truly sorry for your loss , you are in my thoughts and prayers . Jeff StAmand
Jeffrey StAmand
February 24, 2016
Dear Kathy, Tom, Conal and Taylor,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a sweet young man who always offered a smile! Thank you for being brave enough to publicly address addiction and the horrible heroin epidemic! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lisa Carignan
February 24, 2016
Dearest Kathy and Family.....To read the eloquent words written about your son is to know beyond a shadow of a doubt what a wonderfully kind, loved and vibrant person he was. This insidious epidemic of addiction is not choosey...it knows no boundaries. It has no regard nor respect for life and cares not the pain it wreaks for those addicted and just as importantly, loved ones who witness their struggle. I applaud your courage in sharing the battle of this dark and sinister disease, which is indeed an epidemic and will remain so until we share our struggles and vow to defeat its angry mission. Thank you for sharing the wonderful man he was and will continue to be for those of us who never had the pleasure of meeting him and for all who knew and loved him. His addiction by no means defined the man....his love for you, life and those he cherished is his true legacy. Sending love and prayers ....Debbie Mientus
Debbie Mientus
February 24, 2016
Kathy, Jon, Conal, Taylor and Calli! As we just receive this news, We are so sadden by the tragedy here with Michael. The obituary could not speak any louder to what is overcoming our strong, vibrant youth culture in this world. Thank you for "SPEAKING OUT" at such a tough time in your lives. The loss of a child is never easy, know that God has ahold of him now and he will do great things from above! The McFarlane Family
McFarlane Family
February 24, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jane Bennett
February 24, 2016
Kathy and Family,
My heart breaks for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Amanda LaSaracina
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