Passed away peacefully at home on November 6, 2012 with family by his side.
Born November 19th, 1933 in Bay City, MI.
Pre-deceased by parents Telmon and Helen Brisson, sister Adele Wrezenski, and second wife Maryanne.
Survived by 1st wife Helen Gaede the mother of his five children: Laurie (Steven) Leitz, Renae (Michael) Allen, Sherry (James) Snyder, Gerald (Kristine) Brisson, Anthony (Michele) Brisson and their beloved half-brother Brian Gaede; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; two nephews, a niece and numerous stepchildren.
Dad, “Loved everyone of us just the same!”
He loved fishing with his boys, traveling with family, was kind, generous, quick with a smile or a practical joke for everyone.
The family extends their gratitude to Dr. Lessmeier and staff of The Heart Institute of Spokane for their fantastic care.
Even they were not exempt from dad’s practical jokes.
Viewing will be Friday November 16th from 12pm - 7pm at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 17th at 11:00am also at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home on North Division.
Entombment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Please visit Jerry’s tribute and leave a condolence at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to:
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