John Edward Brigandi

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John Edward Brigandi, son of Mary Jane and the late Russell Brigandi, passed suddenly on July 2, 2024. He was surrounded by loved ones at his brother’s home. John was born in Rochester, NY. He was a graduate of Greece Arcadia High School and the University of Buffalo where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. 

He is survived by daughter, Victoria (Tori-NYC), his mother, Mary Jane (Largo, FL), brother, Paul (Greece, NY), sister, Mary (Orlando, FL), niece, Kelsey (Greece, NY), and lifetime partner and fiancé, Marlo (Clayville, NY), as well as aunts, cousins, and friends. 

His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday (July 11th) 10:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt Read Blvd, Rochester, NY 14612

The family would like to thank the Greece Police Department, the North Greece Fire Department, and the Monroe Ambulance for the care and support they gave John.


  1. Rick Borrelli on July 5, 2024 at 12:50 pm

    John was one heck of a guy ! Rest in peace John .. gone way to soon my friend

  2. Chris Sherry on July 5, 2024 at 1:36 pm

    I’m so glad that John was able to make this year’s Super Bowl party. And that he loved the eggplant Parmesan in the lasagna. He will be missed because he was such a great person.

  3. Terry Phillips on July 5, 2024 at 2:19 pm

    John – my thoughts and prayers are with your family as you will be missed. Always put a smile on face with wit and humor. Rest in Peace

  4. John Grabar on July 5, 2024 at 6:30 pm

    So sorry Paul, John was a great guy and it was a real pleasure getting to know him. He will be greatly missed! Blessings to you and your family!

  5. Mike and Diana Agostinelli on July 5, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    Mary Jane, Paul , Mary and Marlo: Diana and I are so sorry for your loss. John leaves us with nice memories. He was well loved and had a great family around him.

  6. Greg Locke on July 6, 2024 at 9:08 am

    The Brigandi Family
    Sending Prayers and support during this challenging time.

  7. Janet Carr on July 6, 2024 at 9:51 am

    So terribly sorry to learn of John’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to the Brigandi family.

    Janet & John Carr

  8. Ron Price on July 6, 2024 at 11:29 am

    We didn’t see eye to eye all the time, especially when it came to politics but we had so much in common how could I not connect with my close friend, Paul’s, little brother? Especially since the Brigandis are considered our second family in this house!
    And the pleasure you got from visiting and enjoying my outrageous backyard garden. Another disappointed Bills and Jets fan leaves this world! Who else but you and me could root for the Jets and Bills? Masochism at its best. But my favorite memory of our time together was when we took you and Marlo out salmon fishing on Sodus Bay last summer for your birthday with my close friend, Captain Darrin LaChance, In the entire time I’ve known you, I’ve never seen you so happy and smiling! That’s how I plan to remember my buddy, John Brigandi.
    Bonnie, Matthew, and Cora join me in sending you our love one more time and our sincere condolences to our second family, the Brigandi’s!
    John, Rest in Peace and see if you can do something about keeping Roger’s healthy for more than three plays this year!

  9. Vern Celestino on July 6, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    “To the Brigandi family I am so sorry for your loss. John was a larger than life character who i will never forget. So many great times with Edwin (John) all through high school I can’t even count. Such a great guy. Thanks for all the memories Edwin . God bless you brother. Rest in peace.”

  10. Otis & Michelle Palmer on July 6, 2024 at 1:23 pm

    My condolences go out to you and your family. He will truly be missed.

  11. John Alampi on July 6, 2024 at 2:54 pm

    Sorry for your loss. You know that I loved his competitiveness in Football and especially Wrestling. It was great times coaching/teaching him. He was one special human being and I know his energetic personality will be missed by a whole bunch of people. May the Lord guide you and your entire family through this difficult time.
    God Bless

  12. Bob Harrison on July 6, 2024 at 3:47 pm

    My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I have great memories of John and his sense of humor, when we would gather at your house in high school. So very sorry for your loss.

  13. Sperry Younger on July 7, 2024 at 6:25 am

    John was a good friend and colleague. Had many a great conversation and a cold one to boot. He will be missed

  14. John and Mary Marianetti on July 7, 2024 at 7:45 am

    We were deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Brigandi family and John’s friends and loved ones. May you all find peace and comfort in your memories of John.

  15. Vinnie cammarata on July 7, 2024 at 9:12 am

    John was like a brother to me my mentor also a great friend a great amazing father biggest heart would give the shirt off his back to help any one I pray for our dear brother in Christ John Brigandi’ as well his family and his daughter

  16. Izzy G and Family on July 7, 2024 at 10:08 am

    I’ve known John since the 80s…football seasons will never be the same and he is sooo missed by so many around the world, we can only imagine Marlo and the family’s loss; Our sincerest condolences to John’s mother, brother, daughter and all of your families…we know john will be missed every day .. every 9:30am bell ringing at the markets open… every kickoff and tipp-off… Holidays, Xmas 🎄but John will be caroling and watching over all of you from heaven! May you always maintain a bond of family-(mishpacha Hebrew for family) with love, strength, courage and dignity; Special Hebrew prayer for the family when a close relative passes away) Hamakom yenachem etchem betoch shaar avlay tziyon veerushalayim. “May the Almighty comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.” Much Love xoxo, ❤️ Izzy, Alee, Gabi, Natalie, Hunter, Dash

  17. Jaeson Cayne on July 7, 2024 at 11:38 am

    I spoke with John almost everyday. His passing left a void in my life. I will focus on the great conversations we had.

  18. Steven Charles Cohn, M.D. on July 7, 2024 at 1:25 pm

    John was an amazing and great guy. We had a lot of humanitarian projects that I hope we still accomplish. Will miss him immensely We love you John. Miss you every day

  19. Scott Redmond on July 7, 2024 at 8:40 pm

    RIP John. I’ve never met you but have enjoyed our football, stocks and fishing dream talks on the phone over the last 13 years. I’ll carry on the torch in achieving our dreams. God Bless You and your family.

  20. Captain Rick Meyer. on July 7, 2024 at 10:55 pm

    Rest in Peace my friend. John will always be remembered with his big smile. Gone to soon. It was always a pleasure spending time with John. He inspired me to buy my first boat. I can say he did a wonderful job of enjoying life. It’s hard to find the right words. Please accept my Condolence.

  21. Jim Doolan on July 8, 2024 at 5:59 pm

    John, my friend, so sorry to hear about your passing. I met John in the stock market in the early 2000’s, had many good times & a cigar now & then. You will be sadly missed. My condolences to your family & friends. RIP

  22. Peg Koller on July 8, 2024 at 8:32 pm

    Paul and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of John💔. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray the good memories will bring you some peace and comfort. Hugs to you all.

  23. Thorson Rockwell on July 8, 2024 at 10:51 pm

    Shortly after passing the series 7, and landing a job as a cold caller at Rodman & Renshaw (Sands Brothers) in NYC I became good friends with JB. It was an immediate friendship that started in 1987, and lasted until July 2nd of this year when the worlds of those that loved John became smaller.
    I was lucky enough to spend big chunks of time with him over those years now gone all the while keeping up with him via voice comms which, of course was delightful as we had fishing, sailing, & other maritime comedy in our DNA.
    Of course there was action in the city circling around Wall Street, but the time at his cabin, and the summer in East Quogue were special.
    It was deep winter when he asked if I might help with some ‘remodeling’ of the camp house upstate. I instantly said yes knowing it would be a couple of days of laughing too much paired with maybe just a few beverages…. he, of course failed to mention the house wasn’t heated, or properly insulated at the time; a relevant item to consider in mid February. So we switched from beer to 80+ proof after a brief discussion that ended in agreement that Yukon Jack would be a smarted choice as the beer would surely freeze. Genius.
    The first night wasn’t bad at all as we fashioned a small space out of blankets, inflatable mattresses, and hanging paint tarps around the stove set at 400 with the oven door open. Yukon Jack did the rest. Following a solid snooze we set about ripping out most of the ceiling to create a cathedral effect. Successful execution this plan left us quickly realizing the stove heat now shot straight up leaving our warm(ish) sleeping area the same temperature as outside which I’m sure would’ve been delightful in August. The Arctic Circle was probably colder that night, but not much. This led to another evening of laughter, but little sleep due to shivers….
    The summer house in East Quogue was also inhabited by a GINORMOUS Racoon & her wee ones. The first moment Mamma Raccoon saw us standing below assessing her vantage point she made it VERY clear that she would protect her home, and cubs with the same determination that the allied forces had shown in Normandy. We both decided launching any assault on her nest in the attic rafters would undoubtedly result in a savage (think Apache, or NVA raid) counter offensive.
    We threw up the white flag, and fed her family our leftovers instead.

    John’s friendly manner, and the easy way he naturally carried himself directly reflected his honesty, and integrity. What a sweetheart.
    He never failed to mention Victoria to me as well whom I know he was so very proud of, and loved completely.
    To his surviving family……… A. Lincoln wrote in a letter to Mrs. Bixby in 1864 saying ‘ I pray that our heavenly father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only with the cherished memory of the loved, and lost.’

    I can surely say I’m a better man for knowing him; he ALWAYS made me laugh. What more can we ask of anyone?

    Sincerely, and respectfully yours,

    Thorson Rockwell
    Wellington, FL

  24. Marc Biundo on July 9, 2024 at 11:10 am

    My Condolences go out to his amazing and beautiful daughter Tori. Know that we are all here for you at this sad time.

  25. Bill Jones. on July 10, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Paul. May he rest in peace and may you and your family
    Find some during this difficult time. You have my families condolences and we are sending prayers for John, you and your family. We love you Coach. Bill jones

  26. Timothy Walker on July 11, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    Mr Johnny Bo was a big personality with a heart of gold. I’m sure he will be missed by many and I feel lucky to have known him while he was with us. Condolences to Brigandi’s everywhere as I’m feeling our loss.

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