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Fiorino F. Brienza

Fred was the son of Guy A. and Philomenia (Brazil) Brienza. Educated in the Lynn school system, Mr. Brienza attended Lynn High School and graduated from Lynn trade School. He enlisted in the Army in 1945 and was discharged in 1953. While in the Army he served during World War II and Korea, being discharged as a Sgt. 1c. After the war, he resided in Peabody and while there was employed as a baker for the former Cushman Bakeries and was the President of Cushman Credit Union.

Fred was employed for over 35 years for Stahl Finish, Peabody, from where he retired. Also, for over 27, years he was employed as Corrections Officer for the Essex County Sherriff's Department, from where he retired in 1993. Involved in various activities, Fred was a Commissioner for the boy Scouts of America and volunteered as a Little League coach.

He moved to Haverhill in 1984, where he was a member of the American Legion, Post 4, Haverhill, Am Vets Post 147, DAV Chapter 20 where he was a past four time Commander as well as District Commander, Korean War Veteran's Chapter 288 where he was a Commander, State Junior Vice Commander for DAV, Chief of Staff for Massachusetts 82nd Airborne Association Third Infantry Division Association.

Fred was the husband of the late Dorothy G. (Hocter) Brienza who died in 2005, and his survivors include a daughter, Kathie R. St. Pierre and her husband David G., with who he lived; three sons, Fred G. Brienza of Peabody, Timothy M Brienza and his wife Ramona Y. of Saco, Maine, Guy A. Brienza and his wife Dolly of Sanford, Maine; two brothers, Frank Brienza of Swampscott, Michael Brienza of Middleton; a sister, Lena Ventura of Lynn; nine grandchildren, Scott St.Pierre, Tammy Brunet, Terry Doherty, Darren Gauthier, Paul Brienza, Jesse Fournier, Lee-Anne Fournier, Buffie St. Onge and James Farda; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service Sunday, June 27, at 5:15 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Calling hours will precede the funeral service from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Korean War Veteran's Chapter 288, 250 Salem St., Bradford, MA 01835.

Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.

[Salem Evening News, July 1, 2010]

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