Published in the March 31, 2017 edition

Brissette-obit-webLYNN — John Matthew Brissette, 54, of Lynn and formerly of Melrose, died surrounded by family and friends on March 21 after a long illness. John was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1980. John was the beloved son of Nancy (Ryder) Brissette and the late David Brissette. He was the caring brother of Suzanne and Vince Doria, Marianne and John Parker, Julianne and Ron Porter, Stephen and Roni Brissette, Joseph Brissette, and Christianne and Peter Chetkin. He was the proud and much loved uncle of 17 nieces and nephews. John will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. The funeral will be from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Saturday, April 1, at 8 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, Herbert Street, Melrose 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. To send a message of condolence please visit