Funeral services for John G. Brainard of State Highway 37, Louisville, will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, in Louisville. Friends and family may call on Thursday, (February 3, 2011) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in the spring. John passed away on January 30, 2011 at the St. Regis Nursing Home surrounded by his family.
John is survived by his children, Wanda and husband Thomas Love of Louisville, Donna and husband Timothy King of Massena, Lori and husband Scott Tarr of Massena, Duane Brainard of Louisville, Ricky of Louisville, Jeffery of Massena, Scott and Jackie of Louisville, and Randy of Louisville; 19 grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren; stepchildren, Elizabeth and James Jock of Brasher Falls, Diane and Rollin Vice of Massena, Edward and Shelly Fregoe, of Greenback, TN, Richard and Eileen Fregoe of Brasher Falls, and Reginald Fregoe, Louisville, TN; 11 step grandchildren and nine step great grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn White and Elma Laforce; and a brother, William Brainard all of Massena; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sons, Keith, and Johnny; a daughter, Maggie Brainard; a sister, Beulah Bordon; and a grandson, Duane.
Born on December 9, 1925 in Massena, he was the son of William and Sarah (Carney) Brainard. He married Harriett Donaldson on Feburary 21, 1950 at Sacred Heart Church in Massena. Mrs. Brainard passed away on June 16, 1987. He later married Sylvia "Sophie" Fregoe on December 28, 1991, she predeceased him in 2003.
He served in the US Army during WW II. He was employed at GM Powertrain for 28 years as a fork lift operator. He previously was employed at Glo-Gas Propane as a driver. He was a past member of the American Legion. He enjoyed stock car racing. He owned and operated Brainard's Trading Post. He enjoyed his dog "Max".
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cerebral Palsy Assoc of North Country, 4 Commerce Lane, Canton, NY, or Alzheimers Association of Central NY, 441 West Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse.
Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.