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“I so wanted to be at the service...What a wonderful man Bob was! He was always the model of integrity and hard work but knew how to also infuse life...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Zetterlund - Eastpointe, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this close-knit family. Sue always speaks of her dad with a smile. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Rob and Mary Pelliccia - Troy, MI

“My condolences to the entire Brisse family. Fond memories of Mr. Brisse, including when he would drive us all around the Detroit area where we...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Chuck Browning

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Terri and Bill Calihan - MI

“Dear Brisse Family,, So sorry to hear of Bob passing. He was a true friend and mentor to those of us who had the privilege of working with him at...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs.Laurence E Lantzy - MI

“My deepest condolences to Bob's family. We grew up in the newspaper business together, starting as jumpers at the Detroit Times. I followed Bob into...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Robert Kurzawa - Bloomfield Hills, MI

“To the Brisse Family, Bill, Sue, Diane and everyone else. I first met your dad in 1982 when I joined The Detroit News. He was a dynamic executive...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Martin - Petoskey, MI

“Dear Sue and Brisse family, I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your Dad. He was a special person and just a terrific guy. Although I...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Carole Lett - Columbia, SC

“Sue All of the News guys were shocked and saddened to learn of your dads passing. We all had many good times together. Personally, I will miss him...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: John and Terri Waldi - MI

“Dearest Cynthia and Family: We've no words to say that can possibly minimize the sorrow you must all feel. Bob was one of those people that you...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: john and Doreen Maciarz - FL

“Dearest Brisse family, We are sorry for your loss. Please know that our family is praying for yours. Mr. Brisse was very special to us! Tom &...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Cassady - Fort Gratiot, MI

“Dear Pa, I admire and look up to you in so many ways. Strong, caring and loving barely begins to describe your many endearing qualities. My...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Lo - Sterling Heights, MI

“Susan and Diane My sincerest condolences at the loss of your Dad. He was one of the good ones. Hope your memories and the love of your families...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Mary L. Lark - Fort Thomas, KY

“John, Jen and the Brisse Family: Our deepest condolences go out to you and yours. When I read your dad's obituary this Irish poem came to mind. ...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Ellen & Rich Mroczka - Macomb, MI

“My heartfelt condolence to the family. Soon all suffering will end. God's Word foretells: "[God]will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: CP

“My Dearest Dad ... My heart is broken. Not only did I lose my dad, but I lost my mentor, my advisor, my hero and my friend! Your wisdom, your...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Dinko - Sterling Heights, MI

“Uncle Bob - Some of my most fond memories growing up were visiting at the Mayhew house with my Mom & Dad. You always made it fun! As I got older, I...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Suzanne Alsko - St. Clair Shores, MI

“Grandpa, We all have a person in our lives who we hold in the highest regard and cherish every single moment with. You were my person. I owe so...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Sandy McMullen - Rochester Hills, MI

“We will miss you every day Grandpa. You were the rock of our family. Love Always, Krystal ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Krystal Brisse - Shelby Twp. , MI


Brisse, Robert, Gerard, died suddenly, February 9, 2013, Age 80. Beloved husband of Cynthia (nee Bertels) and the late Theresa. Loving father of Susan (Dan) Wilson, Bill (the late Chris), Diane (Pat) Dinko, John (Jenny), Tom (Teri), Scott (Mary) Wolenski, Lorrie Wolenski and Michelle Berge. Loving grandfather of 23 and great grandfather of 2. Dearest brother of Tom (Linda), the late Margaret (the late Don) Marks and his loyal canine companion Danny Boy. He spent the majority of his career at The Detroit News as an Advertising Sales Manager and retired from the Macomb Daily. Robert was a die-hard Michigan football fan and loved spending time with his family. He was a United States Army Veteran and was a Golden Gloves Boxer. He loved taking trips to Florida, boating and watching Western movies. He was a true Irishman in every sense of the word. He loved doing handyman projects with his family and loved snowmobiling. Visitation Wed. 3-9 pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Rosary Wed. 8:00 pm.. Instate Thur. 9:00 am until 9:30 am time of mass at St. Paul of Tarsus Church 41300 Romeo Plank @ Canal Rd. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.