Albert E. Brillaud- 02/04/2018
Albert Etienne Brillaud, age 91 of Port Orange, Florida peacefully entered into rest on Sunday, February 4, 2018. He was beloved husband for over 65 years to Mary Molloy Brillaud.
Al was born and raised in Manhattan, New York on December 19, 1926, son of the late Etienne and Agnes Brillaud.
Al served his country as an aircraft mechanic in the Unites States Army Air Corp and was a pilot for Eastern Airlines until his retirement in 1986. Mr. Brillaud was a passionate aviator, and spent much of his spare time working on airplanes for himself and friends.
He was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus, a keyman and governor for the Long Island chapter of the Quiet Birdmen Association and served as President for multiple years, for the Eastern Airline Retirement Society.
Al lived with his wife Mary in Massapequa Park, New York for over 50 years where together they raised their seven children. He was the dedicated and loving father of Stephen Brillaud and his wife Susan of Germantown, TN, Mary Ann Brillaud-DiMarco and her husband Nick, of Shelton, CT, Jeanne Theisen and her husband Thomas of East Patchogue, NY, Theresa Healey, widow of the late Lt. Michael Healy FDNY and her husband Gerard Murtha of East Patchogue, NY, Patricia Junge and her husband Bob of East Patchogue, NY, Richard Brillaud and his wife Karen of Nesconset, NY and Margaret James and her husband John of East Patchogue, NY.
He leaves behind twenty-four cherished grandchildren, Renee, Danny, Michael, Christopher, Patrick, Katie, Allison, Michelle, Mary Elizabeth, Brian, Matthew, Robbie, Nicole, Tarajean, Anna, Dougie, Jack, Max, Liam, Bridget, Timmy, Valerie, Megan and Erin and three great grandchildren, Karina, Brooklynn and Robbie.
He is survived by his brother Andre Brillaud of Wilmington North Carolina as well as many nieces and nephews.
He has slipped the surly bonds of earth and dances the skies on laughtered silvered wings. He has put out his hand and touched the face of God.
Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to the New York Fire Fighters Burn Center Foundation, 16 Revillo Road, Bayville NY 11709. In honor of Albert E Brillaud, the father in law of the Late Lt Michael Healey, who perished on 9/11/2001
Friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian Burial on February 17th at 10:00 a.m. St. Joseph the Worker, 510 Narragansett Ave, East Patchogue, NY 11772
One thought for Albert E. Brillaud
To Al’s family,
The news of your dad’s passing was devastating. We were such good friends.
Flying was our life, airplanes big and small. Memories crash around in my head, I just can’t believe it!
Grievance and condolence seems so hard to come to grips with.
GOD bless you all and,especially your mom.
Maybe when I meet Al again, he will have a brand new Baron we can fly together.