July 7, 2010

Christopher M. "Paco" Brunell

ROUSES POINT — Mr. Christopher M. "Paco" Brunell, 30, of Pinewood Drive, Rouses Point, N.Y., died Monday, July 5, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Oct. 11, 1979, the son of Michael and Lenore (Miller) Brunell.

Chris graduated from Northern Adirondack Central School and attended SUNY Canton and Clinton Community College. He was a correction officer at Altona Correctional Facility. Chris enjoyed playing baseball, softball, golf, basketball, soccer, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered as a loving father, fiancé, son, grandson and great-grandson.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Chad Brunell; a cousin, Tara Lynn Bushey; his paternal grandfather, Terry Brunell; his maternal great-grandmother, Lillian Williamson; and an aunt, Brenda Brunell.

Chris is survived by his fiancée, Carmen A. Deso of Rouses Point; his son, Rylan Brunell at home; his parents, Michael Brunell and his fiancée, Jody Deno of Plattsburgh; his mother, Lenore Miller and her fiancé, Joe Benware of Dannemora; his paternal grandmother, Barbara Brunell of Altona; his maternal grandparents, Eugene Miller Sr. of Altona, Gladys Carter and her husband Lee of Ellenburg Depot; paternal great-grandmother, Marie Mitchell of Altona; his fiancée's parents, James and Shirley Deso of Rouses Point; his fiancée's siblings, Brent Deso and his wife Melissa of Rouses Point, Andrew Deso of Rouses Point; a stepbrother, Adam Deno of Plattsburgh; a stepsister, Danielle Thew and her husband John of West Chazy; his aunts and uncles, Jeanne and Mike Bushey of Altona, Karen and Francis Tourville of Altona, Danny and Shawn Brunell of Altona, James and Kim Brunell of Altona, John and Karen Brunell of Altona, Thomas and Keitha Brunell of Mooers Forks, Edmond and Stacey Brunell of Altona, Billy and Taylor Miller of Plattsburgh, Eugene and Sheila Miller Jr. of Altona, Larry and Kelly Miller of Sciota, Gary and Shelby Miller of Champlain; one nephew, Devin Brunell of Ellenburg; one niece, Hannah Thew of West Chazy; his canine companions, Sable and Bailey; several cousins also survive him.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the Brown Funeral Home, 3123 Miner Farm Road, Altona, N.Y.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday from Holy Angels Church, Altona.

Interment will follow at Holy Angels Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 3123 Miner Farm Road, Altona, NY 12910. (518) 235-5986.

Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

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