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Robert A. Brien

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.


  • Tim Durand Posted November 9, 2017 4:11 PM

    sorry to hear of Bob’s passing thoughts and prayers to the family

  • Dorene Shattuck Posted November 10, 2017 6:32 PM

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  • Hon. Roger K. Duvall Posted November 11, 2017 3:21 PM

    My deepest sympathies to the Brien family on the passing of your loved one. He will never leave you as long as you keep him in your heart and memories.

  • Robert L Brien Posted November 13, 2017 12:47 PM

    Fran and our family. Although I am your brother I know we have lived far away in Albuquerque NM, I send all my love to you guys! I know Dad and Fran were two peas in a Pod. Fran I love you and all my prayers go out to you!

  • Dennis L Brown Posted November 13, 2017 2:30 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing, I remember visiting Rob & Fran and playing with the dogs
    we would sit and talk or watch TV, some old western, and I will always remember Rob saying
    “Tell Em’ To rub Rock salt in it” when Bob & I paid too much for something, and Fran would say “Piss on Em'”
    if someone were to be rude or unkind, My Love & Prayers go out to Rob’s family, I will miss him a lot
    “God Speed” Rob “God Speed”

  • Jay and Rena Rolfe Posted November 13, 2017 3:35 PM

    So sorry for the family’s loss. Heart felt condolences to all. He will be greatly missed.

  • Tim & Debbie Burke Posted November 14, 2017 5:13 PM

    Fran, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Michele LaPointe Posted November 17, 2017 4:37 PM

    I just found out that I am a cousin of Bob’s-related through my grandmother Alma (Brien) LaPointe. Bob’s father was Alma’s brother. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  • John Wilson Posted November 19, 2017 8:06 PM

    I will miss seeing Bob in the dealership at Blevins bros. He was always good to talk to

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