Wynantskill, N.Y. - Charles A. Brossy (aka Charlie, Alan, Al), 82, passed away at home on June 17, 2021, with his wife and daughter at his side. Born on September 15, 1938, to Inez (Rohow) and Hugh Leslie Brossy in New Brunswick, N.J., he grew up in Metuchen and attended St. Peter’s High School and Villanova University, Class of 1960.
On a blind date at the Stork Club in NYC arranged by college friends Bunny and Tom, Charles met his future wife, Doris; they were married on February 6, 1965, in Metuchen and were blessed with two children, Eric and Kristin, who grew up in Woodbridge/Fords, N.J. Always striving to provide the best for his family, he transferred with Exxon to Readfield, Me., in 1977. Eventually, he designed and helped build his ‘forever’ home on Flying Pond in Vienna in 2003. Realizing that living in the Northwoods was difficult after a stroke, he and Doris moved to New York in 2015 to live with their daughter.
Charles and Doris enjoyed three roadtrips (1989, 1996, 1998) to and from California, each time exploring a different route from the I-10 in the south to the Trans-Canada Highway in the north. Disney World was a favorite destination in recent years, especially being able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary there in 2015 with family and friends.
Charles was employed by Exxon Mobil for 29 years in New Jersey and Maine. He served stateside in the U.S. Army from 1962 - 1964 at Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Charles was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus as well as a member of many organizations pertaining to his hobbies of stamp collecting, rocks/minerals, model trains, and ham radio. He was an Eagle Scout.
Charlie was predeceased by his parents; brother, Hugh Richard Brossy; and infant sister, Mary Angela. He is survived by his wife, Doris (Hische) Brossy; son, Eric Brossy de Dios (Alicia) of Monterey Park, Calif., and their sons Tristan (Aimeé) of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Gabriel of Monterey Park; and daughter Kristin Linsey of Wynantskill. He also leaves his cousin, Virginia Streeter of Opelika, Ala., sister-in-law Lois Jane (Brossy) Eisenberg of Fort Myers, Fla., as well as cousins, nephew, and nieces in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida.
Special thanks for the care and compassion shown Charlie by Dr. Michael Wolff of Community Care Physicians over the past six years and to the team at The Community Hospice for their care and comfort during the past two months.
Local arrangements are by the Wynantskill Funeral Home. An extended obituary may be viewed at www.WynantskillFH.com. Burial will be at the family’s convenience at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn, Me.
In lieu of flowers, Charles requested memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or to The Community Hospice at www.CommunityHospice.org
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