Edward C. Brackesy

  • Born: October 6, 1938
  • Died: April 1, 2020
  • Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Ed by adding your memories and photos.

Edward C. Brackesy, age 81, of Waltham passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family on April 1, 2020.

He was born in Waltham on October 6, 1938. He was the son of the late Patrick Brackesy, Claudia (Voce) Sabatino and Nicholas Sabatino. Edward was raised and educated in Watertown, graduating from Watertown High School class of 1957. Upon graduation he enlisted and served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1962. He married Esther Abrahamian of Watertown on May 7, 1965 at Saint Jude's Church.

He was a carpenter by trade working independently for over 45 years. He enjoyed playing hockey, hunting in Vermont with friends, he was an avid reader, and he lived for spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Beloved husband to Esther of 54 years, loving father of Lisa Brackesy Loring (Michael Loring), Paul Brackesy (Kristine), Cheryl Coppola (Lawrence) and Steven Brackesy; loving grandfather of Brian Francione, Lili Brackesy, Nicholas and Brianna Coppola; brother of Maria Sabatino and Janice Benedetti. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held in Saint Jude's Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Burial was held in The Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Lisa ahd Brian.
Sorry for the loss of your wonderful father. He was a joy to know. Prayers for you all.

Posted by Paul & Joyce Howes - Indian Land, SC   October 08, 2021


Joe, Joe, Megan and I want to let you know how sad we feel for you at this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Many Hugs,

The Arnold Family

Posted by Sharon Arnold - Wakefiled, MA - Friend   April 13, 2020

We would like to thank you for allowing us to help you navigate through these very difficult days and will be with you to celebrate Ed's life in the future when life returns to more normal and calm times.

Thank you.

The Staff of Joyce Funeral Home

Posted by Jim Heald - Waltham, MA - Friend   April 08, 2020

Although I did not meet your Dad, husband, uncle, brother; he brought his daughter, Lisa, to our family. We are thankful for that. My heart goes out to the Brackesy family and friends grieving during this difficult time. XXOXOXOX

Posted by Diane Koed - Tyngsboro, MA - Family   April 06, 2020

Dear Esther and family, I am so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. My sisters and I have so many fond memories of when you and Eddie lived downstairs in my parents home. They were fun times and I remember my parents and you having so many fun times. Thinking of you and may the memories of yesterday help you through the difficult days.

Posted by Celine Comeau Mclean - Waltham, MA - Friend   April 05, 2020

Grampy, I have so many memories with you. You taking me to my hockey games with mom, bringing over Dunkin' Donuts, coloring Easter eggs, you teaching me a little bit about carpentry. Every time I slept over your house when I was younger I would always bring a book with me, so I could be just like you and read when you read. I remember almost every single time we came to your house you always asked what we wanted to eat and you would buy us dinner. I remember you always spilled your coffee and me and Brianna always laughed. Every time we ate over your house you'd tell me or mom or dad that I have a hollow leg because I ate so much. I remember being so excited to see you when mom said we are going to Nana and Grampy's. You did so much for me, and I will always be grateful for it. Thank you for everything- Love, your grandson Nicholas

Posted by Nicholas Coppola - Framingham, MA - Grandchild   April 04, 2020

Eddie, I will always remember our conversations, family gatherings, either for a cook out, sauce, or just to hang out, and you always said, "better cook more food Larry is coming over." You were incredible with my children and all of your grandkids. You were always doing something special with them, how you loved seeing them no matter where we were. You were always there whenever my kids needed to see or talk to their grampy. I will never forget how much you helped me with my house or any project that I or you had going on. I always enjoyed working side by side with you, you taught me a lot, Thank You! You were always around us and I will miss that most. I will always remember and never forget you...love your son-in-law...Larry

Posted by Lawrence Coppola - Framingham, MA - Family   April 04, 2020

Dear Esther and family, I want to extend to you my condolences for the loss of my good friend Eddie.
He was like one of my brothers and will always remember the good times we had, I will surely miss him.
May he rest in peace.

Posted by David Russo - Watertown, MA - Friend   April 04, 2020

I am so so sorry to read about Eddie. He put up a good fight for a long time. I always had such a good time with Eddie at the reunions and when I would call the house. He would always make fun of you and I about how much cleaning we would do. Take care Esther and I will talk to you soon.
Love You

Posted by Sissy Higgins - Belmont,, MA - Family   April 04, 2020

Dear Lisa and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please take gild care of yourselves during this sad time.

Posted by Kathy and Dan Paglia - Newton, MA - Friend   April 04, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful family. He is a peace now.

Posted by Karen and Scott Damgaard - Waltham, MA - Family Friend   April 04, 2020

Dear Brackesy Family,
We were devastated to learn of Uncle Eddy's passing today. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful photo tribute so our family can honor him from afar. We are thinking of all of you and sending so much love.
Uncle Eddy, thank you for always being so kind to our family. You were so loved and already sorely missed. We love you.
With Love,
Lauren, Josh, Alice and Mabel Gibbons

Posted by Lauren (Voce) Gibbons - Lake Oswego, OR - Family   April 04, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sue & Burnsy

Posted by Sue Hughes - Waltham, MA - Friend   April 03, 2020

Lisa so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Condolences to you,Mike, your mother her children and all your families and friends. Dan and Phing Hill

Posted by Dan Hill - Hubbardston, MA - Acquaintance   April 03, 2020

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