Francis (Franky) J. McBrien, 59, of Dedham, MA (formerly of Roslindale, MA) passed away unexpectantly on March 18, 2023 at home. Franky was preceded in death by his dearly loved father Frank McBrien and mother Theresa McBrien. He is survived by his loving family of Joanne McBrien and Dan Sardo, John and Janet McBrien, Robert McBrien and Christine Frye, Joseph and Eileen McBrien, Elaine and William Downey, Michael McBrien and Dina Frost, and James and Kristen McBrien, as well as beloved nieces and nephews.
Franky, born on November 25, 1963, was the sixth of eight children of Frank and Theresa McBrien who took him home to Scituate, MA. Soon, the McBrien Family moved to 30 Alpheus Road in Roslindale, MA where Franky lived for almost all of his 59 years. The neighborhood was full of large families and all the McBrien brothers made quite a lot of friends there. Many people may remember our brother as “Franko.”
Franky graduated from Hyde Park High. He then enlisted in the National Guard for 7 years and was first stationed at Fort Benning, GA. He had a long career as a Massachusetts Correction Officer at Concord State Prison. He had retired about 2 years ago and was happy to not make the long trek out Rt. 2 to Concord every day.
Our brother, Franky, was kind, smart, funny, and loyal. He was the son who stayed home to compassionately take care of our father and mother before they died. He told us that he lived at the house at 30 Alpheus Road so that if anyone in the family needed a place to live they could live there. He loved all our family very much, cared for our happiness and well-being, and was proud of all of us. Franky loved many simple pleasures: going to Castle Island and the Pleasant Café; watching the Red Sox and Patriots, old western movies, the History Channel and the Price is Right; buying scratch tickets and hoping to become a millionaire; and listening to stories or seeing pictures about our nieces and nephews and now their children. Franky also loved this country and respected the Veterans. For many years he would drive down to Bourne National Cemetery where our Dad is buried and attend the Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day parades.
For the last few months, Franky lived in Dedham with his sister Joanne who was happy to have that special time with him. Everyone who knew Franky felt his kindness and giving nature. Franky, we love you more than words could ever tell. A piece of our hearts will be forever missing. We believe you are with God, Mom and Dad and that you are happy.
Funeral from The Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. West Roxbury on Wednesday March 22, at 10:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Tuesday March 21, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery
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