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Wayne J. “Joe” Brabant

A Memorial Service for Wayne ”Joe” J. Brabant, age 66, of Ogdensburg, will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 1:00PM at Frary Funeral Home with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mr. Brabant passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.

Wayne is survived by his daughter, Alyssa Brabant and her companion, Jonathan Race, of Ogdensburg; two step-daughters, Melanie Bray and her companion, Bryan Wing, and Tracy Trombley and her companion, Ted Wells, both of Ogdensburg; two brothers, Gerald “Pete” Brabant and Francis Brabant, both of Ogdensburg; four sisters, Gail Eaton and her companion, Herald Palmer of Rensselaer Falls, NY, Vicky McGaw of Ogdensburg, Denise Brabant of Ogdensburg, Ellie “Lori” Brabant of Ogdensburg; ten grandchildren, Tessa and Savana Race, Natasha Pray, Kristen Bray, Ashlyn Pray, Thomas Wing, Abigail Larose, Pazelee Wells, Cassidy Degraw, Kaley Wells; a sister-in-law, Charmaine Brabant, of Ogdensburg, a brother-in-law, Frederick Ritchie of Ogdensburg and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, Amos and Leda Brabant; a sister, Leah Diane Ritchie; a brother, Gary Brabant; two nephews, Michael Randolph and Calvin Randolph and two nieces, Jenna Brabant and Erica Redmond.

Wayne was born on March 9, 1952, in Ogdensburg, NY, the son of Amos R. and Leda M. Maloney Brabant. He attended Ogdensburg Free Academy and spent many years volunteering and working at the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club. Wayne married Gail Miller on April 3, 1985, which later ended in divorce. Wayne also bartended at the Rensselaer Falls Hotel and Bar as well as Murray’s Bar before going into business for himself as an appliance repairman.

Wayne enjoyed playing pool and spending time with grandchildren.

Donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club, 610 Patterson St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669.


  • Renee Hickle Posted July 22, 2018 3:01 PM

    So sorry for your loss

  • Dave LaFave (Lakeland, FL) Posted July 22, 2018 4:00 PM

    Your Brother “Joe” will be remembered for the terrific guy that he was. He may have lived a short life, but he truly made it every bit exciting and as adventurous as he could. He was always a great friend to me, ready to help with no questions asked. He was a very loyal friend and when called upon was always answering. Joe was a big loss, and my heart breaks for your whole family. May God bless the Brabant’s family with the strength to support the tough days ahead.

  • Stacy Posted July 22, 2018 11:12 PM

    Rip uncle joe give my dad a big hug for me please u were a wonderful man and will be missed by many give gram and gramp a hug for me love ya always

  • CATHERINE M COUNTRYMAN Posted July 23, 2018 1:08 PM

    So sorry for all your losses prayers to everyone

  • Tom Luckie Posted July 24, 2018 3:10 PM

    On behalf of the members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers of the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club we wish to extend our sympathy on the passing of Joe. He was a fixture at the old club on State Street for many years and was always doing something for my dad (usually fixing something). He really could handle a pool stick and shared his knowledge while beating us in pool or bumper pool with myself and other younger members. Thanks for designating the OBGC as a place for donations in his honor. May he rest in peace. Tom Luckie Jr., Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club, Executive Director

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