- Lindbergh Brissette, age 89, of Caribou, Maine, passed away on January 3, 2017, at Cary Medical Center in the presence of his beloved family. Lindbergh (Lindy) was born October 6, 1927, on the Brissette Road in North Caribou, to Adelard and Edith (Guerrette) Brissette.
In 1944, the family moved to New Sweden. Lindy had fond memories of his childhood days growing up on the family's potato farms in Caribou and in New Sweden. Following his graduation from high school, Lindy joined the United States Navy and proudly served his country during an overseas tour of duty. Upon his return to Maine, Lindy married his beloved Florence (Sirois) with whom he shared over six decades of marriage. Lindy and Florence built a home in Caribou on Glendale Road in close proximity to neighborhood schools and recreational parks. Here they raised their four children. Lindy and Florence were inseparable companions who were forever demonstrative in showing their deep affection and love for one another.
Lindy was a hard worker and a good provider. His career which spanned several decades saw him employed at Loring Air Force Base, at Cyr Brothers, and lastly as a representative for Prudential Insurance Company. He took particular pride in providing exceptional customer service to those families who relied upon him for advice and guidance in insurance matters. Lindy genuinely enjoyed meeting and talking with others. In his later years, he could be found connecting with his neighbors through his practice of frequently holding small yard sales at the end of his driveway!
Throughout his life, Lindy enjoyed the simple pleasures that come with being out of doors, fishing and hunting and enjoying the woods and wildlife. He enjoyed Sunday gatherings at the farm in New Sweden which brought together extended family members, including his parents, his siblings, and a large group of young offspring cousins. He enjoyed road trips, both short and long. A frequent short road trip consisted of traveling with Florence for a treat at a favorite hot dog stand in Fort Kent. Highpoints in his traveling adventures were the couple's visits with their daughters and families who resided on the West Coast. Lindy and Florence especially enjoyed a motor trip with daughter Barbara through the California redwood forests, the magnitude of which truly impressed them.
Lindy is survived by his wife Florence of Caribou; by his son Daniel (and Linda) of Montville, Maine and by his daughter Pamela (and John Fay) of Washougal, Washington; by his brother Davis of Washington, Maine; by his sisters, Millie, Della, Delcia and Nancy; and by his grandchildren Jeffrey, Michelle, Jason and Pablo. Lindy was predeceased by his beloved son Michael and by his beloved daughter Barbara. He was also predeceased by his brother Delmar and sister Doris.
His family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at the Maine Veterans' Home in Caribou, Maine for the exceptional and loving care with which they ensured Lindy's final years were comfortable, safe and enjoyable. Arrangements are under the care of Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home in Caribou. A memorial service and interment at the Maine Veterans' Cemetery in Caribou will be held in the spring. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at .