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David A. Brissette

August 10, 1955 — May 14, 2022

EAGLE LAKE - David A. Brissette, 66, passed away Saturday, May 14th, 2022 at Eastern Maine Medical Center from complications due to Williams Syndrome.   He was born August 10, 1955 in Caribou, son of Ansele and Adelaide Morin Brissette.

David's spirit for life was contagious and people were drawn to his smile and joy to please everyone he met.  David loved his faith, family, friends, especially his friends at the fire department.  He also loved music and dance.  David was born with Williams Syndrome, a condition that formed his love of people and music.  Despite his limitations, David was very active in the community, both as a recipient and as a volunteer. 

Prior to being a resident of Mercy Home in Eagle Lake, David lived in Caribou where his love of the fire department began.  David introduced himself to the fire department and began a life long friendship and love where he volunteered in different activities at the department through the years.  David moved multiple times, and each time he formed relationships with the local fire departments. In 2021, David was given an Honorary Firemen award for his many years of being involved with the Caribou Fire Department.   This was the highlight of David's friendship with the fire department.     He was beyond words to express his gratitude.

David was very active as a resident of Mercy Home.  He participated in many volunteer activities that the Mercy Home residents participated in.   David was also fortunate to be a recipient of many outreach programs that the Mercy Home residents were fortunate to participate in.

David's greatest love was his extended family.   He loved his brothers and sisters unconditionally.   He found equal joy in his many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces.  His infectious laugh brought all of us great joy.    He brought us great joy and always reminded us of what a blessing he was in our lives. 

David is predeceased by his parents Ansele and Adelaide Brissette, and his older brother Normand Brissette.

He is survived by Claude Brissette (Gretchen-deceased) of Presque Isle, Maine, Robert Brissette (Suzanne) of West Gardiner, Maine, Linda Masse (Michael) of New Canada, Maine, Carole Shaw (Ronald) of Dunnellon, Florida, Gary Brissette (Arthur) of Rosindale, Massachusetts, Virginia Brissette of Gainesville, Florida, and several nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-niece.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 12 Noon at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent, with V. Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie celebrant. A time of continued fellowship and refreshments will be held following the Mass. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, North Caribou, at 10AM on Monday, May 23, 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Caribou Fire Department, 121 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736 or the Mercy Home Activities Department, 3402 Aroostook Road, Eagle Lake, ME 04739.
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