Brian Courtney

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Brian Courtney, age 87, of Red­ding, Connecticu­t passed away on Thurs­day, May 30,

2019. Born in Newark, NJ to James and Delores (nee Go­erdes) Courtney on Jan­uary

19, 1932. Lov­ing hus­band of 57 years to Mary Carol Courtney. Fa­ther of three sons, Brian C. Courtney (Sherrie), Stephen H. Courtney (Jen­nifer) and John D. Courtney (Ellen). Grand­fa­ther of Aca­cia, Ryan, Genevieve, Connor, Gavin and Al­li­son Courtney.

Brian grew up in Liv­ingston, NJ with his four brothers James, Thomas, Den­nis (decd.) and Kevin. He was a grad­u­ate of Caldwell High School. He re­ceived his BS in Chem­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing from the New Jersey In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and his MS in In­dus­trial Man­age­ment from Stevens In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy. Brian also served in the U.S. Army and was sta­tioned at Ft. Det­rick in Fred­er­ick, MD. He was em­ployed as a se­nior project man­ager at sev­eral prom­i­nent en­gi­neer­ing firms, in­clud­ing Crawford and Russell and John Brown and Com­pany in New Jersey and Connecticu­t.

Brian and Carol were 46-year residents of Red­ding, CT. Brian was an en­thu­si­as­tic and skilled ath­lete in his ear­lier years, par­tic­i­pat­ing in many sports in­clud­ing base­ball and track at the high school and col­le­giate level. He later be­came a di­rec­tor of the Red­ding Boys and Girls Club, or­ga­niz­ing and coach­ing nu­mer­ous sports pro­grams and teams. He was also an avid golfer, play­ing reg­u­larly with his friends and fam­ily at var­i­ous cour­ses through­out the area. He was also a con­nois­seur of sweets, cakes, pies and cook­ies of all types, some­how with­out gain­ing an ounce!

Brian was a loyal and de­voted mem­ber of St. Pa­trick Church in Red­ding, CT. He was in­stru­men­tal in the de­sign, de­vel­op­ment and con­struc­tion of the parish’s new church. He was a re­cip­i­ent of the St. Au­gus­tan Medal for his con­tri­bu­tions to the dio­cese.

Fam­ily and friends are en­cour­aged to call to Green Fu­neral Home, 57 Main St. Danbury, CT., Mon­day, June 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be held Tues­day, June 4th at 11:00 am at St. Pa­trick Church, 469 Black Rock Turn­pike, Red­ding, CT. Burial will re­main pri­vate at the fam­i­lies re­quest.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to St. Pa­trick Church, P.O. Box 119, Red­ding Ridge, CT 06876.

Fond mem­o­ries and ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be shared at www.the­green­fu­ner­al­ for the Courtney fam­ily.

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