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“I first met Frank in 1974. I was a new hire to Codex Field Service, and Frank helped with my travel arrangements to training in Newton.Over my time...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Reed - CO

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Franks friends and family, it was a pleasure to work with you, I will miss your knowledge and sense of humor, ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: David Segalini - Marlborough, MA

“Rip my good friend. I'll always remember you for sharp wit and vast knowledge on many different subjects. Those is us who knew you and worked with...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Mark Kidd - Clinton, MA - Friend

“Rip my good friend. I'll always remember you for sharp wit and vast knowledge on many different subjects. Those is us who knew you and worked with...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mark Kidd - Clinton, MA - Friend

“I am so sorry for this horrible time I smile at the times when i worked with him at home depot. Again i am so sorry ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Sheila Hession - Watertown, MA

“Condolences to the family. I remember him fondly as my cousin (Blanchard) and the leader of the Saint Kevin's Emerald Knights. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Stanton - Port Charlotte, FL

“Frank was a great guy. RIP ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Liza (Bowman) Logan - Coworker

“My thoughts are with Franks family and friends. I will miss your sense of humor. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: ron porter - waltham, MA

“Our condolences to John, Kim and the whole family. Though we knew Frank mostly as Grampy to the boys, we did anticipate a winning lottery ticket each...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Ohanian - family

“We're gonna miss helping you in the yard with the gardenand also having dinner with you every week.We love you and will miss you very much,Love Grace...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Grace & Jillian Studley - MA

“Where do you begin when talking about an uncle who made you laugh so hard as a kid you could cry.. always my dance partner at the family weddings.....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Christine Pelletier - Townsend, MA


Waltham – Mr. Francis J. Brissenden, Jr., of Waltham, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 with his family at his side in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 78.

Frank was born in Boston on April 23, 1941, a son of the late Francis and Jean (Kordgis) Brissenden. Raised in Dorchester he had been a Waltham resident for more than forty years.

He was a graduate of English High School in Boston and had been the longtime Drum Major for Saint Kevin Emerald Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, a well-known and award winning marching band from Dorchester.

During the early years of the Vietnam War Frank served with the United States Marine Corps.

Frank worked for a number of years as an electrical engineer for the Codex Corporation before becoming a realtor with Coleman and Sons in Waltham. In his later years he worked at Home Depot in Waltham where his friendly nature endeared him to customers and co-workers.

His greatest joy came when in the company of his grandchildren and in the simple task of tending his summer garden.

He leaves his children, Lisa J. Studley (John) of Framingham, John F. Brissenden (Kimberly) of Framingham and Paul M. Brissenden (Ashley) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Jillian and Grace Studley, Matthew, James and Ryan Brissenden and due this month, baby Emma Brissenden; his former wife, Mary E. 'Dee' (Rogers) Brissenden of Waltham; his siblings, John Brissenden and Ronald Brissenden, both of Quincy and Robert Brissenden (Joanne) of Brockton and many nieces and nephews including his godchild, David Brissenden.

Family and friends will honor and remember Frank's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, May 6th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.