Brian Keith Cormier, 26, of Hopkinton passed away suddenly on Feb. 2. Born in Worcester, he was the son of Brian Cormier and Faithanne Soucier, as well as his guardians, Bryan and Kamala Guthrie.
Brian was a charming guy who had an infectious personality. He had a mischievous streak and was affectionately known as the mayor of every place he went. He was a passionate sports fan and an avid video gamer. Brian had been a longtime patient at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton, and spent most of his younger years in Canton. He strived at the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, where he achieved numerous Student of the Month awards. For the past several years, he had been part of the Wrentham Developmental Center.
Brian is survived by his siblings, brother Brandon Maloney and sisters Lila and Ellie Guthrie, Mandi Benson, Shannon Velez and Brittnay Velez and husband Shane. He also has many aunts, uncles and cousins. There is no way to express our gratitude to all of the amazing educators and healthcare workers who helped Brian throughout his life; your dedication and support was incredible. Brian is predeceased by a brother, Connor Patrick Kilrain, and several grandparents.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 11, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street. A funeral Mass will follow at noon at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, 3 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021.
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