Michael A. Bryson Sr.
November 15, 1961 – May 6, 2018
Michael Allen Bryson, Sr. of Melrose, formerly a long-time resident of Lynn, passed away in his home on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 56. Born in Salem on November 15, 1961, he was the son of Sheila A. (Dalton) Bryson of Lynn and Joseph L. Bryson, Sr. and his wife, Joanne of Lynn. He was the loving companion of Deborah Stevens of Lynn. Michael was educated in both Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH before completing his schooling with the Class of 1979 from Lynn Classical High School. He went on to have a long career with the Osterman Gas Company working as a licensed service technician. As a proud Lynner, Michael was instrumental with revitalizing Keaney Park in Lynn. It was 10 years in the making with the help of his dear friend, the late John McGrath, but on April 21, 2004- the East Lynn Volunteer Field was introduced to the city. Michael spent many years as a little league coach as well. He was a delighted Papa to all of his grandchildren but especially proud of his girls’ accomplishments, whether it was cheerleading championships or being consistently named to the school honor roll.
Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda J. (Brickley) Bryson whom passed in April of 2001. In addition to his parents, Michael leaves his sons: Michael Jr. and his companion, Tanya Cataldi of Derry, NH; Eric Bryson and his wife, Nichole of Haverhill; and Connor Bryson and his wife, Katie of Peabody. He leaves 5 grandchildren: Amanda, Brielle, Mikey III, Brendan, and Benjamin. He also leaves his sister, Susan (Bryson) Stoker and her husband Bert, of Melrose and his nephews: Richard, Frederick, and Alexander Stoker, whom helped care for Michael during his illness, as well as his aunt, Anne Gardner of Lynn who also helped care for him. Michael is survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph L. Bryson, Jr in 1990.
Visiting Hours will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 4 to 8 pm. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, May 12th at 10 am. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.
To honor the wonderful care provided to Michael, the family request in lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael’s memory may be made either by mail: Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, or online by clicking on the link below.
- Care Dimensions
- Visiting Hours Wednesday, May 9, 2018
- Celebration of Life Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
Michael A. Bryson Sr.
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May 9, 2018
Michael and his sister Susie used to live in an apartment in my family home in Nahant in the 1960's. I used to baby sit the kids for Sheila and Joe. I have very fond memories of the Bryson family. I was saddened to read that Michael has passed on. My condolences to the Bryson family.
May 8, 2018
We are very blessed to have had the privilege of being part of Mike's life and legacy. He took my husband as an apprentice and gave him a lifelong gift. My family will always be grateful for all he has given us and we will miss him. Our love and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
Bridget, Rob, RJ, Alissa, Alexis and Jacob Piskadlo
May 8, 2018
RIP Mike it was truly a pleasure to know you as a person and a coach prayers to your family