Robert A. Briand

December 23, 2017
Briand, Robert A.

Robert A. “Bob” Briand, 87, of Nashua, passed away Saturday morning, December 23, 2017 at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, after a period of declining health.

A lifelong resident of this city, Bob was born in Amesbury, MA on January 24, 1930, a son of the late Victor J. and Delia B. (Nault) Briand. He was educated in the Nashua School System and served in the National Guard.

Mr. Briand was employed as an Electronic Engineering Assistant with the former Sanders Associates, Inc. and continued with BAE Systems until his retirement in 2004.
Bob owned and operated a Gun shop for over 30 years and enjoyed spending time at the Gun Club in Nashua. He enjoyed summer trips to the White Mountains and many trips to Maine. Bob held membership in the Nashua Fish & Game Club and was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church for the past 34 years.

In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Gloria (Lavoie) Briand, who passed away in June of 1982. He was also predeceased by two brothers, George V. Briand and Ernest R. Briand; three sisters, Rita Briand, Mary Anne Cloutier and her husband Fernand, and Doris S. Gagnon and her husband Normand; brother-in-law, Arthur C. Faria Jr; and sister-in-law, Judith H. Briand.

Members of his family include his wife of 34 years, Janet M. (Gagnon) Briand, whom he married on April 16, 1983; eight children and their spouses, Jeanne and William Kilgore of Raymond, NH, Maurice Briand of Nashua, Roger and Carol Briand of Eugene, OR, Gerald and Heidi Briand of Gorham, NH, Michael Briand of Manchester, Joyce Briand of Keene, James Briand of Nashua, and Carolyn and Brandon Writhington of Chichester; step-children and their spouses, Ken and Cheryl Boyer, Marie Anne Heath, John and Paulette Boyer, Catherine Witsoe, Carrol and Mike McIntyre, Jody Labonville, Joseph and Leanne Boyer, and Billie and Alfred Lunderville; 33 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters, Edward T. Briand and his wife Beverly of Bow, NH, Antoinette “Toni” Faria of Nashua, Raymond M. Briand of Nashua, Eva A. Mack of Culpeper, VA, Dorothy G. Laderoute of Virginia Beach, VA and Paul D. Briand of Merrimack; sister-in-law, Muriel Briand of Melbourne, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, Saturday, February 24th at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Holiday Inn, 9 Northeastern Boulevard, Nashua. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Research for Dementia Research, c/o Massachusetts/New Hamphsire Chapter, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591.

10 Comments on Robert A. Briand

Dottie Laderoute said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2018 at 2:46 PM

To my Brother and Godfather who will always be remembered. I’ll never forget the many family outings when I jumped from the diving board and you always being there to catch me. Thank you for always having something for me under the Christmas Tree but most of all thank you for being my big brother. ❤️ Love, Dottie

Toni Faria said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2018 at 2:16 PM

To my older brother, thanks for the memories. And they're sure a lot of them. Arthur and I had great times with you and Jan for over 30 years. Now, I am sure that you and Arthur are together, enjoying each others company. Tons of love "Bro". Your Sis, Toni

Roger Briand said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2018 at 5:22 PM

Dear brothers, sisters, and extended family, Though I’ve been in Oregon for so many years, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t appreciate my family in NH. My memories are beginning to fade but the feelings that went with them are still intact. Dad was a character. Even after not seeing him for several years at a time and talking with him maybe a few times a year, when I did come out for a visit or make a phone call to catch up with him, he was always a humorous character with a hearty laugh. He was mostly always supportive with us as kids even though he didn’t always understand our needs. But that is what mothers are for and we were all fortunate that between our dad’s hard work and our mom’s dedication to being a good mother, with few and minimal exceptions we all had good and well adjusted lives. I may have followed my nose out to Eugene, Oregon, but I always left a piece of my heart in Nashua, NH. May dad and mom rest in peace now reunited in spirit. Also, may Janet find solace and continued happiness in all the wonderful memories she had with dad. I can’t think of anyone more perfect for dad to have found after mom was gone. We all love you Janet. You are the best and I can't wait to visit and give you a big smooshy kiss. See you all in February. Rest in peace dad.

Peggy Berube said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2018 at 6:28 PM

Janet and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss. He is at peace now. Hugs to all of you. Peggy (Dupont) Berube

Eva A Mack said : Guest Report Jan 01, 2018 at 11:16 AM

Will miss you brother and your wonderful hugs, love you always .

Millie Kelley said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2017 at 10:14 PM

Sorry to hear about Bob. Please post the upcoming mass.. give your mom a hug for me.

Val Mongeon said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Sorry for your loss. Your mom and dad are together again and shinning down on you all! May you find comfort knowing that he is at peace. Love to all!

Jerry R. Briand said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2017 at 10:44 AM

yes dad we will all miss you so very much you were a good man & you were very supportive & you did an excellent job with all of us you always made sure that we had clothes on our backs & food on the table. you were a good father & always took very good care of us we all love you very much.

Gail Lamb said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2017 at 10:23 AM

To my second Dad. You were a special person. I will miss you very much. To all of my second family. I am so sorry for the loss of A very special person in your life. All my love Gail Lamb.

Jeanne Kilgore said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2017 at 8:25 AM

We will miss you terribly, dad. You worked so hard to support our family! Wish we could have had more time with you. Looks like it was your time so we accept and thank the good Lord for giving us all these years with you. We love you......!

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