Bruce G. Brassard, 66
Dateline: Foxborough, MA
Retired Mansfield Firefighter Bruce G. Brassard, age 66, of Foxborough, a former lifelong resident of Mansfield, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Born in Attleboro, MA on May 12, 1956, he was a loving son of the late Gerard A. and Eleanor (DePalma) Brassard. Bruce grew up in Mansfield and was a 1974 graduate of Mansfield High School.
Bruce pursued a desire to serve his community as a volunteer firefighter for several years and went on to faithfully serve 32 years with the Mansfield Fire Department as a firefighter/EMT.
Bruce loved spending time and creating lifelong memories with his family and friends. He was a charter member of the Mansfield Firefighters Local Union 1820 and was highly known and respected by his fellow firefighters as “The Senior Man”. A lover of nature in general, Bruce enjoyed camping, fishing and gardening. He will be sadly missed but will always be remembered as the person who was constantly there to help others in need, regardless of the situation.
He was the devoted father of Jeffrey G. Brassard and his longtime companion Monica E. Brann of Pembroke, Daniel C. Brassard of Waynesville, North Carolina and Tara Shumski of Mansfield, who he loved as a daughter. He was the adoring Papa of twins Magnolia Grace and Brooke Leilani Brassard. He was the dear brother of the late Judith Amos. He was the former husband of Alyson M. Nelson of Waynesville, North Carolina and is also survived by his loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours, with firefighter honors, will be held on Monday, January 9th from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main Street, Mansfield.
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 10th at 11:00 A.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home. Burial with firefighter honors will follow at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Mansfield.
In lieu of flowers, Bruce’s family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the Mansfield Firefighters Local 1820, 500 East Street, Mansfield, MA 02048.
To send his family a message of condolence, please visit www.shermanjackson.com