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.