Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park

1400 36th Ave East, Ellenton, FL


Richard Brassard

November 10, 1943March 13, 2020

Richard (Dick) Brassard, 76 of Palmetto, FL passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 13, 2020. Born to the late Arthur and Rita Brassard on November 10, 1943 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Kathleen Truden Brassard, whom he married on December 30, 1975. Four daughters, Brenda Hinterscher (David) of Xenia, Illinois, Chris Brassard Patton (Christopher) of Parrish, Florida, Lorrie Brassard of Adams, Massachusetts, Amanda Bourassa of Adams, Massachusetts; a brother Robert Brassard (Joyce) of Ellenton, Florida, Anne Feeley of Chicopee, Massachusetts, 12 grandchildren: Kristina Hargis (Travis), Sierra Hinterscher, Nicholas Sammons, Matthew Rearick (Cynthea), Jacob Praught, W. James Praught III, Michael Keller, Danielle Gibbs (Wayne), Samantha Bourassa, Amber Hinterscher (John), Adam Hinterscher (Jade), and Toby Hinterscher; Seven great grandchildren, Evelyn, Aubrey, Amelia, Baylee, Avery, Jyles and Cai; He is survived by many extended family and friends. He enjoyed many activities with Kathy, the love of his life including camping with his RV and motorcycling across the country visiting family and friends. He also had a life long passion for trains and going to yard sales. He was a member of Florida Live Steamers and Skyway Sam's Club.

A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, March 21st between 12PM and 4PM at Groover Funeral Home, 1400 36th Ave E., Ellenton, FL 34222 with a Celebration of Life to follow after the gathering at 9111 Eerie Lane, Parrish, FL 34219.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, March 21, 2020


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Ed and Mary Case

March 22, 2020

We were so sorry to hear about Dick's passing and equally sorry that we could not go to the service you had. Please know that we are praying for you Kathy as well as the rest of your family. We will never forget how you made us feel like family when we first met you with Trixie, our dog. We love you. Dick will never be forgotten. Our memories of him will keep him alive in our hearts. We'll be around with Trixie. I took this picture from the train I was riding at Ridge a few years ago.

Darlene Blayney

March 19, 2020

Bob and Joyce I'm very sorry for your loss of a Brother and great friend that you loved so much and Cathy I just meet you but you have be a Blessing for uncle Bob and aunt Joyce and I want you to know you and all your family are in my thoughts and Prayers God Bless

Robin Gobeille

March 18, 2020

Kathy, I was so, so sorry to hear that Dick passed away! My heart is breaking for you. Please know that I’m praying for you and you’ll be in my thoughts for the days to come. May you find peace and be comforted by those you love.

Norma Calnan

March 17, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss Kathy (Mom), Brenda, Chrissy, Amanda and Lorrie. I was blessed to be able to call you Dad and Mom for 30 yrs. I will miss Dad being around when I run into you at Sams Mom. You both accepted me into your family when Brenda and I became best friends all those years ago. I know that words can not express how very sorry I am or make it any easier for you. Know that I will always be here if you need me. And I Love you very much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers to help you thru this difficult time. I love you Mom. RIP Dad. Your body is gone but your spirit lives on thru all you did. You will never be forgotten Dad.. Love you.
Norma Calnan (Norna as mom calls me)

Aprille Williamson

March 16, 2020

Thoughts and prayers. Kathy was happiest at you side . God bless . Aprille and pete williamson

Sally and Max Ellison

March 16, 2020

It’s hard to put in words how much your friendship meant to us over the years. We loved going on our group motorcycle rides on Sundays, cookouts at your house and going to different motorcycle events across the state, stopping along the way for yard sales. Can’t pass up a yard sale...our kind of people.
Even after we moved to Indiana we never forgot our buddies. Kathy, know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless Dick...

Michael Truden

March 16, 2020

Dick was a great brother-in-law! He will be sorely missed!

Roberta Ireland

March 16, 2020

So sorry for the sudden loss of your beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and so much more. Please know that I am praying for your family

Reba Ward

March 16, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all over the death of your husband, father,extended families,and friends. RIP Dick

Sierra Hinterscher

March 16, 2020

I loved when him and I would sit on the front porch and just watch the cars drive by. When we played Mexican Train dominoes against grandma and he would always help me win, then the occasion when grandma would win. I always looked forward for when they came up every summer. I would always tell my mom that i couldn't wait for them to come up. He will forever be in my heart no matter what and he will be dearly missed by his family here in Illinois. I LOVE YOU GRANDPA