Lawrence E. Brissette
WILMINGTON- On Monday, June 1, Lawrence E. Brissette, 77, of New Smyrna Beach, FL and Wilmington, died peacefully with his children by his side. He was born on January 5, 1943 in Wilmington to Albert and Louise P. Brissette. He attended area schools and graduated from Wilmington High School in 1961. He joined the USMC shortly after high school and served until 1967. He was an active member of the Wilmington Fire Department for 15 years and served the town of Wilmington in various capacities including the zoning board. He worked for New England Telephone Company for 30 years.
He married Jacquelyn Brissette in 1966 and together they raised six wonderful children. She died shortly after their 49th anniversary.
Mr. Brissette was known for his great love of Red Sox baseball and the New York Giants. He enjoyed playing softball and golf with friends. He also took great pride in his family. He coached high school baseball for many years. Many will remember his red hair and wide smile.
He was preceded in death by his parents and older sister Anne, as well as his wife. He is survived by his sisters, Alberta and Caroline, and his brothers, Samuel and James. He is also survived by his children, Terri, Tammi, Todd, Tine, Timothy, and Tyler. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
In the last few years of his life, Mr. Brissette spent traveling the country visiting his family and friends with his companion Joyce Brooks.
His high school poem summed up his personality perfectly: “Basketball, soccer, baseball, too These are his likes, none too few. Even with his big broad knees, Dancing is a part of these.” He will be missed.