Edmond J. Brien, 77NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Edmond Joseph Brien, 77, of 44 George Ave. died Monday, July 19, 2010, at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center.
Born in Orleans, Vt., on March 16, 1933, son of Armand and Lillian Champigny Brien, he attended schools in Vermont.
An Army veteran, he served from 1955 to 1957.
Mr. Brien was employed by the former General Electric Co. in Pittsfield for 30 years until his retirement in 1995. Before that, he worked at the former Sprague Electric Co. Since retiring, he worked at Price Chopper on State Road and Stop & Shop.
He was a communicant of the former Incarnation Church and a member of the Eagles 310 in North Adams. He also was a member of the Masons and the Cairo Shriners of Rutland, Vt. He enjoyed golfing, camping, and travel.
His wife, the former Carol J. Copeland, whom he married April 12, 1958, died Oct. 7, 2008.
He leaves three sons, Charles Brien and James Brien, both of North Adams, and Jody Brien of Williamstown; five sisters, Anita Roy, Judy Tallmerine, Angela Bonin, Rose Anne LaBounty and Doris Bonin; two brothers, George Brien and Richard Brien; a grandson, Joshua Brien; three great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Joshua and Ashley, and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
A son, Kevin Brien, died March 10, 1984, and his brothers Conrad Brien and David Brien are deceased.
FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mr. Brien will be Friday, July 23, 2010, at 10:15 a.m. from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Thursday, July 22, from 4 to 7 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home.