Robert A. Brien, age 82, of Ogdensburg passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, November 6, 2017. Per his request, there will be no funeral services or calling hours. Arrangements are entrusted to Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
Robert is survived by his wife, Frances Brien; four children, Debra Brien, Denise LaFlair and her husband, Bruce, Robert Brien and his companion, Dennis and Patrick Brien; a brother, Albert Brien of Florida; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by a brother, George Brien and sister, Nancy Ross.
Robert was born on February 3, 1935, in Ogdensburg, NY, the son of George J. and Albertha B. Grennon Brien. After graduation from high school Robert joined the United States Air Force where he served until being honorably discharged. Robert first worked various construction jobs and later went to work at Standard Shade Roller in Ogdensburg as a foreman until his retirement.
Mr. Brien’s greatest joy was spending his time with family and his two dogs, Princess and Sweet Pea. In his younger years, Robert also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the St. Lawrence Valley S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 594, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or a charity of one’s choice.