Tributes

Entries submitted to the guestbook on Bryan's obituary in the Hartford Courant


December 21, 2006
Dear Bryan's family- I just heard about Bryan's death and am so deeply saddend. I had him as a student this semester and in a previous class. He was a brilliant student (I tried to convert him to biomolecular science!) and a very interesting, sincere person. I am so sorry for your loss and consider myself fortunate to have crossed paths with such a wonderful person.
   Cherie Walton (Collinsville, CT )


December 20, 2006
Kathy,
I just recently heard about Bryan's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
   Mary Schrijn (Purzycki) (Tolland, CT )


December 18, 2006
Dear Kathy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your lose.
I know we have lost touch over the years and I just heard the news. My prayers are with you all. Love, Kathy Turick
   Kathy Turick, Beckert (Windham, CT )


November 27, 2006
I was in the EMT-I class with Bryan and thought he was a special guy, very driven for a young man, after our time in class every time I saw him he had a smile. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
   Kevin Ulin (Bristol, CT )

November 14, 2006
Harvey and Hood family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. I just wanted you to know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
   Eleanora Mercier (Bristol, CT )

November 11, 2006
Dear Hoods-
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
   Kristen Culotta (The Woodlands, TX )

November 10, 2006
Bryan,
I can still remember walking to your house on Jones Hollow Rd and playing with you and your sister. I know we haven't been in touch recently but I have never forgotten how great it was growing up with you and everyone in Marlborough, from RHAM... You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
   Emily Steinberg (Philadelphia, PA )

November 7, 2006
Dear Hood Family,
I'm deeply saddened by the passing of your son, grandson, brother and friend. May the memories you have all shared together provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult of times.
All my thoughts and prayers are with you.
   Allison Nichol (Sarisley) (Enfield, CT )

November 6, 2006
My condolences goes out to Bryan's family and friends. I knew Bryan through close friends of mine and saw how great of a friend he was. I know that he was a wonderful and truly unprecedented individual, who devoted his whole life to helping others in need. I will be here to help out his close friends...he would have been Best Man in a wedding next month...no words can describe how unfair this seems...I'm sorry for all you in who are in pain. My heart truly goes out to you!
   Jessica Ranieri (New Britain, CT )


November 5, 2006
Dear Hood Family,
I wish to express my deepest sympathy for the loss you endure in your family. I am Amanda's roommate from college, and I had the privilege to meet and spend time with Bryan. He was a special, sweet, and caring individual. May he rest in peace.
   Maria Cardella (Middletown, CT )

November 4, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
   Faith Kaczynski (Kensington, CT )

November 4, 2006
Bryan...How I will miss you....The music that gave me a headache! But the talks that we had sitting in an ambulance for 12 hours...You can't help but talk about dreams and loves and what you wanted to do with your life. With all my heart and my soul and my love... goes out to your family at this time of pain.
You are in my prayers and will be truly missed!
   Jamie Kozaryn (Newington, CT )

November 4, 2006
Dearest Hoodie,
I know that we had grown apart, both tyring to find out who we were. But I just want you to know that you were an amazing person and I am so glad that I was allowed to share apart of your life with you. I will never forget our quarrel up in VT, my partner in crime for the senior scavenger hunt, or those late nights up at Uconn. You will be missed and will always be in my heart.
Hood family,
I know there is nothing that I or anyone can say that will ease your pain or your loss. I just want you to know, although I am sure you already do, what an amazing son you had and that he will always live on through the hearts of everyone he touched.
   Tara Desjardins (Marlborough, CT )

November 4, 2006
Bryan
was one of my best and most entertaining partners, he is greatly
missed. My condolances to your family in this time of sorrow.
   Elizabeth McLean (Middlebury, CT )

November 4, 2006
To the Hood family,
I knew your son well sometime ago, and now I'm sorry that life put us in different spots and our freindship expired. He was a true and honest man. Please except my deepest sympathies.
   Scott Warren (Ft. Carson, CO )

November 3, 2006
I don't even know where to begin. Never in a million years did i think something like this would happen to one of my best friends, this past week has been so hard for me, just thinking of doing the things we used to do without you, breaks my heart, i'm even going to miss "Hoodie time." Bry you were my best friend, the brother i never had, the one who i could count on for anything. I don't think you know the impact you made on every person you came in contact with, especially me, your smile is contagious. You were one of the kindest, most sincere persons i have ever met. All of the memories we have made throughout the years will stay with me forever. I still hear your laugh and you trying to persuade one of us to do something, one of the many desirable qualities you possessed-willingness to do absolutely anything! It devastates me that my son/daughter will never get the chance to meet you. Know that i love you and will miss you deeply. You will always be in my heart Bry and you will never be forgotten.
   Kelly Pinto (Hebron, CT )

November 3, 2006
To The Hood Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Bryan. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Ayers Family, Will, Marlene, Mandi, Nick
   Marlene Ayers (Marlborough, CT )

November 2, 2006
My deepest sympathies go out to all who are affected by the loss of Bryan. I am honored to have met Bryan and experience his wonderful attitude, sense of humor, and huge heart. I will always remember the times we shared. He will be forever in my thoughts. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
   Sarah McGlone (Southington, CT )

November 2, 2006
Dear Harvey, Kathy, Allison and Danny,
From everything we've read it is apparrent that Bryan was quite an accomplished young man who touched many lives in such a short time. Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to your family from ours.
   Peter Yednorowicz (Franklin, CT )

November 2, 2006
Harvey, Kathy, Allison, and Daniel,

I wanted to express my deepest condolences for the loss of Brian. I got to know him while working in Hartford and he was never without a smile and always asked me how my day was going. He always had me laughing at his latest prank or joke. We are all better for have knowing Hoodie and he will be forever in our hearts.
   Bree Eichler (Windsor, CT )

November 2, 2006
MR AND MRS. HOOD, ALLISON AND DAN, I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I KNEW BRIAN AS A FRIEND, CLASSMATE AS WELL AS A CO-WORKER. HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BY EVERYONE HE KNEW AND HELPED. MAY HIS MEMORY LIVE ON FOREVER.
   MATTHEW PASQURELL (MYRTLE BEACH, SC )


November 2, 2006
Mr. and Mrs. Hood, Allison, and Danny.
I am sorry to hear about Bryan. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God blesses you with the strength to get through these difficult times.
   Erin (Bissonnette) Sodhi (Marlborough, CT )

November 2, 2006
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Hood,
So sorry to hear of your terrible loss.
Hoping our having you in our thoughts and prayers can bring you some comfort in this time of sadness.
   Bob Dorn and family (East Hartford, CT )

November 2, 2006
Dear Harvey, Kathy, Allison, and Daniel,
Brian quickly became a friend at Aetna. When we had down time he was always telling stories and making everyone smile. He loved to explore and see what he could find in the city. I laugh every time I think of a "Hoodie" story. He will be missed.
   Michael Houle (East Hampton, CT )

November 1, 2006
Harvey,
Kathy and I wish to express our heartfealt condolences. Bryan sure was a son to be proud of.
   James Hayes (East Haddam, CT )

 November 1, 2006
Mr. and Mrs. Hood,Allie and Dan-
My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this hard time of Bryan's death. I will always remember the fun times as kids that I spent with your family.
   Beth Talbott (Middletown, CT )

November 1, 2006
Dear Harvey, Kathy, Allison, and Daniel,
I am so terribly sorry to hear about the untimely passing of bryan. I know it has been a few years since I have seen you, but we all share a common bond wherever we are.....and that is Christ! I remember all of the memories down at the lake, I will never forget them. I know we can never prepare ourselves for events like these, but God promises never to gives us more than we can handle.  I love you all and my prayers are with you all.
love, yours in Christ, Nathan
   Nathan Sartwell (cromwell, CT )

 November 1, 2006
I learned from my sister Beth of Brian's passing late Tuesday night. It's been a few years since I've seen you guys - My heart breaks for you. I can't imagine the pain that you're going through. I'm praying that during this time God's presence is very real to you. I'm also praying that through this, God will be glorified. Fellow believers in Christ at Victory Baptist Church in Chester Springs, PA, are also praying!
   Brian Talbott (Downingtown, PA )

November 1, 2006
To Bryan's Family:
I never had the pleasure of getting to know Bryan but I can imagine how wonderful he must have been because Amanda loved him and I know he brought great joy into her life. Please know that I am praying for your family during this time.
~Tracey
   Tracey-Anne Robinson (Tolland, CT )

November 1, 2006
Harvey,Cathy and famliy, We're all so sorry to hear of Brians death. As the Scriptures say " we weep with those who weep" And are ever so thankful that you in The Saviors care. We will be out of town Sat. so will not be in attendance for the memorial service but you will be in our prayers.Bret&Donna Brierley and family
   Bret Brierley (Marlborough, CT )

November 1, 2006
Dear Kathy, Harvey and family,
I received a call from my sister, Toni, today, about Bryan. My words can not express my sincere condolences on the loss of Bryan. It's been many years since the time we've visited your house in marlborough, when all our kids were elementary age, but thoughts of pleasant memories never fade.
My sincere prayers are with you and with all of those whose lives Bryan has touched through his 23 years of life.
God Bless,
Doreen (LaBarre)
   Doreen Balimidi (Cromwell, CT )

November 1, 2006
Kathy and Harvy
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I just want you to know my thoughts and prayers go out to you and you family. Your son went to school with Autumn. My mom is very sorry as well (Beverly Mosher). Again I am very sorry. God bless.
   Darcy (Mosher) Bean (Marlborough, CT )

November 1, 2006
Dear Harvey, Kathy, Allison, Dan
We are so sorry of the loss of your Brian, no one ever knows the loss of a child till the time comes, I can only imagine. It brings back the childhood memories the kids had the dressup parties with the Moodys our children and yours, I was just speaking with Gail she has those precious pictures, as God's word promises his strength and love and your strengh and love will bring you through in time. Love
George, Debbie, Sartwell
   Debbie Sartwell (Cromwell, CT )

November 1, 2006
Mr. and Mrs. Hood, Ally, Danny, and Alice,
I am praying for your family right now. I had the priviledge of knowing your whole family ever since elementary school and then seeing you every summer on the lake! Just remember, Bryan is in a better place and we will one day soon see him again! I love you and praying for you.
Jarrelle
   Jarrelle Sartwell (Cromwell)

November 1, 2006
Harvey, Kathy and family-
Our sincerest sympathies in your loss. Words cannot express how sorry we are for all of you at this sad time. Bryan had a zest for life-keep all your fond and happy memories close to your hearts.
Nancy & Jerry Hasselman
   Nancy Hasselman (East Hampton, CT )

November 1, 2006
I'm sitting thinking of how to express our thoughts. There are no words when it comes to the loss of a child. Please know you are in our prayers... You're a beautiful family and together you will be strong. If we can do anything, please let us know.
God Bless,
The Santangelo's
   Jane, Joe & Joey Santangelo (Marlborough)

November 1, 2006
I have the privilege to be Brian's martial art instructor. His loss greatly affected all his friends at the dojo. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts are with his family
   Sensei St. Hilaire (Glastonbury, CT )

November 1, 2006
I did not know Bryan, but I work with Ally. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
   Missy Lemek (Tolland)


November 1, 2006
I never got to meet Bryan in person, but I heard all about him. And I knew how happy he had made Amanda. I was told he was one of the sweetest guys with the biggest heart. I sure believe it. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
   CourtneyRose O'Neil (Annapolis, MD )

November 1, 2006
I wish I had known Bryan longer, I have only been with this Aetna Family a short time, but during that time I had the opportunity to work with "Hoodie" a few times and it was the best 12 hours I've ever spent in an ambulance, he truly loved the job and it showed, I will never forget that shift, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time..
   John Spencer (Windsor, CT )

November 1, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bryan. Hoodie it was an honor to have worked with you, your Aetna family misses you. I'll always remember your smile and laugh. I'll always remember you.
   James Devanney (Vernon, CT )

November 1, 2006
To the Hood Family
We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. Bryan was such a special person and great friend to our daughter Kelly. He will be greatly missed by everyone. You must be so proud of him for everything that he has accomplished in his short life and all the special things that he has done for so many people and all the lives he has touched with his caring ways.
   The Pinto Family (Hebron, CT )


November 1, 2006
Kathy, Harv, Allison, Danny & Alice,
You have all been in our prayers and thoughts throughout the hours and days....everyday....since we heard about Bryan. We only knew Bryan as a young boy and we have some great memories! Knowing you all though, his family, and all that we have read, it sounds like he grew up to be a very special young man, admired by many. It is unimaginable, the pain you all must be feeling. I wish I could take it away - how I wish I could turn back the days and change everything. All we can do is trust and rest in the truth...that Bryan is in a better place and we will see him again one day!
We are praying for you all!
Love, Gail, Brett, Kraig, Steve, & Grandma Bassell
   Gail Moody (Enfield, CT )

November 1, 2006
Although I never met Bryan, I know that if Amanda loved him, he must have been just as wonderful as she was. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you through this time and always.
   Kimberly Nelson (Cromwell, CT )

November 1, 2006
A tragic accident has taken a precious life, But it can never take away the memories of your beloved son. No sadness can compare with that of losing a child. Bryan laughter and bright smile will be remembered always here at Aetna. My deepest sympathy to your family on this time of sorrow.
   Heather Richards (Enfield,, CT )


November 1, 2006
We are so very sorry for your loss and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
The Dietz Family (marlborough)
   Wendy Dietz (Marlborough, CT )

November 1, 2006
WE understand. Our 6 year old son Jensen gained his wings in 2003. I read that Bryan was an organ donor and so was our son. He was a hero in life and a hero in his gift of life. It has brought us much peace in knowing through our loss others will fore go the pain we now have. We have coresponded with one of the reciepients a little girl in St. Louis, recieved both lungs and now runs marathons for CF. I look at life as ripples in the pond. Our sons far reaching gifts.During this time hold each other close and we will hold you all in our prayers.
   Cindy&Fred Lynn (Cromwell, CT )

November 1, 2006
Harvey, I am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Sharon
   Sharon McGuigan (East Hampton, CT )


November 1, 2006
I don’t know where to begin…Bryan was such a sweet person and it amazes me how many people’s lives he touched during his short time here on earth. Kathy and Harv you should be very proud of that – and I know you are. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and as you said, he continues to help people in his death. Ally and Dan, my heart goes out to you. He was so lucky to have such a loving family as yours. I will miss seeing him on the lake, but I know his spirit is still here. God Bless…
   Marilyn Haney (Marlborough, CT )

November 1, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bryan. We offer our deepest sympathies.
   The Glode Family (Marlborough, CT )

November 1, 2006
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of the Hood family and friends. I do not personally know you or Bryan. I was very touched while reading about his life. He was indeed an angel amoung us. May wonderful memories sustain you in this time of sorrow.God Bless you. Sincerely, Deborah Garrity
   Deborah Garrity (Granby, CT )


November 1, 2006
My thoughts go out to his family and friends
   Daniel Interlandi (Newington, CT )

October 31, 2006
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. I only had the time to work with Bryan a few times but be assured he loved his job and will be deeply missed.
   Paul Koprusak (newington, CT )

October 31, 2006
I don't even know where to begin bud. I just can't imagine doing the things we always did without you. You are my best friend, always were and always will be. I hope you know how much you meant to all of us, especially me. You were that person I could go talk about anything with, anytime I had a problem, anytime I was down. It's tough man cause now that one person who I went to is the one that is gone. I'll miss you Bryan. One day we will go fishing again.

May the roads rise to meet you.
May the wind be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
The rain fall soft upon your fields
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
   Michael Larose (Marlborough, CT )


October 31, 2006
Bryan,
I'm glad I got to see you again and spend time with you . You turned out to be a handsome ,wonderful man . I know that you will be greatly missed . You will always be in my heart. I love you dearly .
Aunt Nita
   Wanetta Rogers (Exeter, CA )

October 31, 2006
I’ve been sitting here trying to find the right words to say how sorry I am for the loss of your son Bryan. But when it comes down to it there are know words that are going to comfort you. God is the only one who can comfort you and you family during this time and because you have such a strong relationship with Him I know you will come out strong. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and always.
Love your friend
   Debbie Trowbridge (Colchester, CT )

October 31, 2006
Bryan, "hoodie", We only knew each other 5 years, I feel like that wasn't long enough...we got closer over more recent times, for that I am thankful, but it only makes me miss you more. You will be missed by all who knew you, of that I'm sure...My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
   Chrissy Chasse (Bristol, CT )


October 31, 2006
Bryan,
I only spoke to you a few times in passing, and it was basically only hello. However, i know that you were a wonderful person because Amanda loved you and you were important to her. I am so sorry for what has happened. May you and Amanda rest in peace. You really are together forever.
-Kim Shaw
Saint Joseph College (Rosary)
   Kimberly Shaw (West Hartford, CT )

October 31, 2006
Kathy & Harvey
Bryan was made part of our family the day that Bryan and Michael met and became best friends. Bryan and Mike spent endless hours fishing the lake for the big one, endlessly talking about the things that young men talk about when their hearts and minds are free to enjoy the moment. Mary Ann and I enjoyed getting to know Bryan and it is an understatement to say that he will be missed. He had a heart of gold and there is no doubt that he is standing by our Lords side, asking what type of fish they may have in heaven.
   Rob & Mary ann Larose (Marlborough, CT )

October 31, 2006
Uncle Harvey,Aunt Kathy,Allison and Danny I am deeply sorry to hear about Bryan . When mom came back from Connecticut she was showing me the pictures she took while she was there. She kept saying how loving , handsome and what a nice guy Bryan was . I just wish I had the chance to get to know him .I know he was special and he touched a lot of lives . My thoughts and prayers are with you. As long as you keep his memories he will always be with you .
Love Coreen
   Coreen Miranda (Lemoore, CA )

October 31, 2006
Bryan,
You were truly one of those special people who could walk into a person's life for a second and have an impact it forever. I think you might be in a better place, but I think the best place for you was right here with all your friends. I know Kels needs you and misses you so much already. Not only were you her best friend, but you were like a big brother to her. That is something that can never be replaced. Your smile and presence could always light up a room and you will never be forgotten. You will be in my heart forever. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my sister.
Kara
   Kara Pinto (Hebron, CT )

October 31, 2006
Kathy & Harvey, Our deepest sympathy is with you and the family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you today and every day after.
   Debbie Borchert (Port St Lucie, FL )

October 31, 2006
Kathy and Harvey, I stumbled upon the obituaries today and was shocked and saddened to see Bryan's passing. Our prayers go out to you at this sad time and we're praying that all the prayers will give you supernatural strength, to get you through your family's time of grief.
   Lev & Lynn Weir (Hebron, CT )

October 31, 2006
Harvey I am so sorry to hear about your son my thoughts are with you and your wife. My prayers are with you.Take care ......cooky
   Colleen DAmico (Colchester, CT )

October 31, 2006
To the family, friends and co-workers of Bryan, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
   Greta (Simsbury, CT )

October 31, 2006
Although friends for a few years, you were a brother to me. I miss you and will always remember you.
   Howard Jolly (Manchester, CT )


October 31, 2006
Bryan you will be greatly missed, and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I know my brother will miss you very much. I hope your family remains strong in this time of grief.
   Lauren Larose (Marlborough, CT )

October 31, 2006
Sometimes it's just impossible to find words to express our thoughts of deepest sympathy... Keeping you all in prayer...
   Sandy (Lingner) Ordway (Chichester, NH )


October 31, 2006
Kathy, my heart breaks knowing the pain you are going through. I will wrap you within my prayers and ask for comfort for this painful time.
   Cathy Campen (Andover, CT )

October 31, 2006
To Bryan's Family and Friends,
Our deepest sympathy is with you all on the loss of such a wonderful person. We will miss working with Bryan.
The Membership of Wethersfield Volunteer Ambulance Association
   Kelly Clark (WETHERSFIELD, CT )

October 31, 2006
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
   The Warner Family (Hebron, CT )

October 31, 2006
It was an honor to serve the residents of Hartford with you, Bryan. Never shall I forget the lives you touched in your presence.
   William S. Zanks (Enfield, CT )

October 31, 2006
Words can't express my thoughts and sorrows right now. Know that my prayers are with you....
   Suzanne Hersey~ DesRoches (Brooklyn, CT )

October 31, 2006
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
   Melanie Figueiredo (Marlborough, CT )


October 31, 2006
My Thoughts and prayers are with you. Bryan will forever be remembered by his friend and family at Aetna
   Sean Cayouette (Enfield, CT )

October 31, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
   Jamie Kozaryn (Newington, CT )


October 31, 2006
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the entire family in your time of need. I never worked with Bryan but I have heard a lot of his kindness and his sense of humor. He spent his time helping others. These days not to many people would help out someone in need, except Bryan. He was a member of a very harsh profession and he handled it well. I am also in the field and we tune out death and despair to make it through the day. When it is one of us it is so hard to deal with. God Bless You.
   Eric Scanlon (Vernon, CT )

October 31, 2006
I'm sorry for what happened. I wish I could have met you. I know you were a great person. You will be missed and will always be in our hearts.
love your cousin,
jennifer
   jennifer hubbard (vacaville, CA )


October 30, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
   Tiago Paulasantos (Newington, CT )

 

Obituary






HOOD, Bryan Daniel "Hoodie" 23, of Marlborough, died Saturday, (October 28, 2006) at St. Francis Hospital due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Hartford. He was the beloved son of Harvey and Kathryn (Purzycki) Hood of Marlborough. He was born in Hartford, June 26, 1983. He grew up in Marlborough, and graduated from RHAM High School, Class of 2001. He received an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Manchester Community College, and was currently a full-time student at Central Connecticut State University pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology. While in high school, Bryan worked part-time at many local businesses, and also joined the Marlborough Volunteer Fire Department as a junior member. At age 16, he became a certified Emergency Medical Technician serving with the Marlborough Ambulance. His passion for emergency medical care led him to achieve the EMT-I (Intermediate) level of certification, which allowed him to provide even more advanced emergency medical care. At age 18, Bryan was hired by Aetna Ambulance Service and worked providing emergency care for the City of Hartford until the time of his death. Bryan's passion for life was evident in everything he did. His character was driven by sincerity, compassion, generosity, and energy for living life to its fullest. His adventurous spirit brought an array of hobbies and interests, which he eagerly shared with his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, and had countless stories to tell from vacations in the Dominican Republic, Martha's Vineyard, and the Florida Keys. Most recently, he had traveled to Ireland and was proud to experience the country of his heritage. He loved hunting, camping, snowboarding, mixed martial arts, and grilling his acclaimed pork chops for all. Growing up on Lake Terramuggus gave Bryan the opportunity to develop skills and a love for fishing, swimming, sailing, and windsurfing. Bryan's comic sense of humor and antics kept those around him entertained and always on their toes. His sharp wit was only outdone by his tremendous loyalty and concern for his family and friends. Bryan's trust in God was quiet and confident. In addition to his loving parents, Bryan also leaves his sister Allison and brother Daniel, both at home; his maternal grandmother, Alice Purzycki, of Marlborough; his paternal grandmother, Annabelle Hood, of Wethersfield; and many relatives. Bryan will be deeply missed by his buddies in the EMS community in Hartford and beyond. His absence will be profoundly felt in the lives of his best friends, John Hesla, Mike Larose, and Matt Silva, along with many dear friends and countless others whose lives he touched. He especially cherished the time he had with his dear Amanda, who died with him. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 4 at The Middletown Bible Church, 349 East St. (Rt. 217) Middletown, CT at 3 p.m., with a Lifestar flyover scheduled for 2:45 p.m. A memorial scholarship fund has been established in Bryan's memory. Donations may be sent to the Bryan D. Hood Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Liberty Bank, PO Box 188, Marlborough, CT 06447. In life Bryan encouraged others to become organ donors, and in death he continues to change lives.
Published in the Hartford Courant from 10/31/2006 - 11/1/2006.