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“Lisa,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...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon Arnold - Wakefiled, MA

“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...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Heald - Waltham, MA - Friend

“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...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Koed - Tyngsboro, MA

“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...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Celine Comeau Mclean - Waltham, MA

“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...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Nicholas Coppola - Framingham, MA

“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...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lawrence Coppola - Framingham, MA

“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...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: David Russo - Watertown, MA

“Esther: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...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Sissy Higgins - Belmont,, MA

“Dear Lisa and family,I am so sorry for your loss. Please take gild care of yourselves during this sad time. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy and Dan Paglia - Newton, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful family. He is a peace now. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Karen and Scott Damgaard - MA

“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...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Lauren (Voce) Gibbons - OR

“I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Sue & Burnsy ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Hughes - Waltham, MA - Friend

“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...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Dan Hill - Hubbardston, MA


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 and fiancé, Michael Loring, Paul Brackesy and Kristine, Cheryl Coppola and Lawrence, and Steven Brackesy, loving grandchildren; Brian Francione, Lili Brackesy, Nicholas and Brianna Coppola; his sisters; Maria Sabatino, Janice and Robert Benedetti. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Ed's family will gather privately in Joyce Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. A Mass and Life Celebration will be held at a later date.

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