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SANFORD, MAINE - John A. Brett, age 73, passed away from a brief illness at Massachusetts General Hospital on February 20th. He was the son of the late Charles Brett, and the late Muriel Sears-Brett of Danvers. He is survived by his girlfriend, Cathy Noonan; his son Christopher Brett, wife Karen, and three children Cameron, Jack, and Piper; his two brothers Charles and Thomas Brett; several nieces and nephews, including, Peter Brett, Stephanie Brett-Williams, her husband Tyson, and their child Preston; Eric, Matthew, and Jason Brett, Lisa Kumph, and Piper Brett-Haded; and Heidi McDonough. John served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army with the 624th MP Company out of Fort Devens, Massachusetts, which included a one-year tour in the Vietnam War. John was retired, but enjoyed driving a cab, and running the trolley system in Maine for many years. He was a people person who could talk to anybody. He had the ability to make people laugh with his funny stories and silly antics. His passions were music and writing. John could play a mean piano, almost as good as Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as the guitar and harmonica. He has written and recorded songs. He got his passion for music from his mother, the late Muriel Sears-Brett, who was a music teacher. She also loved playing the piano. John wrote a great science fiction novel titled "Love, Power and I.C.E." He always had a love for Chevrolet Corvettes and owned a few, including a 1954, and a 1964. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and talking politics without him will never be the same again. The family will be having a funeral at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Friday, March 9, at 12:45 p.m. Donations may be made, in honor of John, to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or to the Vietnam Veterans of America organizations, in lieu of flowers.
Published on March 5, 2018
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