Obituary of Brian R. Tocco
May 22, 1968 – April 26, 2023
Brian R. Tocco. Age 54 of Wyandotte.
Brian Robert Tocco, born May 22, 1968, of Wyandotte, MI, passed away April 26th, 2023.
A loving son of the late Samuel and Frances Tocco, a deeply loved brother of Patricia Dupuie (Rick Stillings), Leo (Lori) Hart, Susan Adamson (Rick Hollom), Carolyn Hart, Barbara Hart, Mary Campbell (Todd Sutherby), Robin (John) Stover, Theresa Tocco, Samuel Tocco, Anthony (Marni) Tocco and Angela Tocco (Dave Clark). Adored Uncle to many, many nieces and nephews. Trusted and loved friend to so many.
Brian was born in Trenton, Michigan May 22, 1968. He grew up in River Rouge, graduating from Gabriel Richard High School in 1986. After graduation Brian pursued a life of travel and adventure. He lived in Ann Arbor, MI for many years after graduation, eventually making San Francisco, CA his home. It was in San Francisco that Brian pursued a career first in advertising and later as a caregiver for children with emotional and/or behavioral disorders, making a difference in many of their life’s.
Brian returned to Michigan several years ago, settling down in Wyandotte amongst close family and friends, later to help with the care of his aging parents.
Brian was a free spirit beginning as early as his toddler years earning him the nickname in his family of “Bare Bottom Brian.” He loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker for many years in California. He loved crossword puzzles, listening to music, and engaging in intelligent conversation.
He was a big fan of the Michigan Wolverines, and had a passion for music of all genres, good grammar and an enhanced vocabulary. While he was often quiet and deep in thought, he loved to challenge those around him with his knowledge, typically choosing his words carefully and encouraging others to think. As he once was quoted to say: "there is nothing worse than a mental slouch."
Brian was kind, gentle, thoughtful, humble and very trusting. He was witty, funny, with a quirky sense of humor and yes, a bit sarcastic at times.
He said please and thank you and respected those he loved. He was unassuming and unpretentious. He was the brother all his siblings could turn to in confidence that he would not repeat what you said or judge you on how you felt our thought. If he loved you, you knew it.
Brian had many lifelong friends, worldwide, having made unforgettable impacts in their life’s. Friends that are just as much family as they are friends . He was one of a kind and his presence in his family and friends' life’s was so significant.
There are no words of comfort at this time which can ease the pain and sorrow of Brian’s parting. As we celebrate his life, recalling the stories and memories which made him so special and so loved, Brian, with his unique quirky grin, will presumably be looking down at us, knowing he will always be remembered and loved deeply.
Brian has left a part of himself to everyone he knew, in which his departure from this life can never take from us. He will always live in our hearts and his spirit in life will be carried on until we meet again.
Cremation will take place at The On-Site Crematory, located within Molnar Funeral Homes – Brownstown Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 on Friday May 12th, 2023, at St. Vincent Pallotti in Wyandotte
Celebration of Life at Fraternal Order of Police Hall in Wyandotte on 5/12, from 11:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Celebrant - Father Brendan McCarrick, SAC
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