Brian M. Simard, 26
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Brian Michael Simard, 26, of North Adams died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, as a result of a fatal accident while working on a Massachusetts Turnpike project.
Born in North Adams on Aug. 17, 1992, a son of Michael Richard and Susan Maryann Oliver Simard, Brian was a graduate of Drury High School, where he was a member of the soccer and track teams.
He was employed at J.H. Maxymillian Co. since 2015 and was promoted to foreman. Brian also was a member of the Laborers International Union of North America Local 473. He loved jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking and fishing with his father.
Survivors include his parents, with whom he made his home; a sister, Breanna Allyse Simard of North Adams; paternal grandparents Richard and Christina Vackas Simard of North Adams; his girlfriend, Kelsey Gardner of North Adams; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, 521 West Main St., North Adams, are Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested for PopCares or the AYJ Fund through the funeral home.
Obituary Provided By: Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals