Brissette, Harry L., Carrollton Township , Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Friday, July 2, 2010 at Covenant HealthCare-Cooper surrounded by his family after a short illness. Age 83 years. The son of the late Henry and Estella (Plotniak) Brissette, Harry was born on April 7, 1927 in Bay City, Michigan. He was employed as a mechanical engineer for A.T. Ferrell until his retirement in 1984. He married Angeline Binasio, his loving wife of 59 years, on September 16, 1950. She survives him. Harry served in the Merchant Marines during WWII in the North Atlantic. In 1950, he enlisted with the United States Army and served in Korea with the 987th A.F.A. until 1952. Harry was a member of St. Josaphat Catholic Church for over 50 years. He sang in the St. Josaphat choir many years ago. He enjoyed building model ships, sailing, his pets, old movies and a good meal at a restaurant. Most of all, Harry enjoyed spending time with his family. Surviving besides his wife Angeline, are three daughters and two sons, Chuck T. Brissette, Bay City; Jeaneen K. (Al) Schaper, Saginaw; Maureen (Dave) Case, Saginaw; Gerald (Jenny) Brissette, Saginaw; Estelle (Mark) Przybylski, Saginaw; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy, Travis, Ashley, Michelle, Hillary, Mary, Melissa, Adam, Aaron, Brady and Jacob; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Hunter, Madison and Carter; one sister, Patsy (Edwin “Mac”) McInnis, Jacksonville, Florida; several nieces and nephews. Harry was predeceased by his sister, Anita Dunham; a son-in-law, Alan Kuschinsky. Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at St. Josaphat Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate. Honoring Mr. Brissette’s wishes cremation will follow. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Saginaw County Animal Shelter.