March 17, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 13

PoliSci Professor Brazier Dead at 83

A wake was held Monday at the Blackington, Conroy & Hayes Funeral Home in West Newton for Assoc. Prof. Emeritus Gary P. Brazier (Political Science), a faculty member for 32 years who died on March 10 at age 83.

A native of Minnesota, Prof. Brazier attended Mankato State Teachers College and graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1946. He added a master's degree from the University of Washington in 1948 and a doctorate in political science from the University of Minnesota in 1959.

Prof. Brazier joined the Boston College faculty in 1959 and retired from the University in 1991. In 1969, Prof. Brazier served as the University's Director of Residential Life in addition to his teaching duties.

He also worked for many years as a spotter for the public address announcer at Boston College home football games.

A long-time resident of Newton, Prof. Brazier was married to the late Elizabeth Ann Brazier. He is survived by seven children and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1311, Fairfax, Va. 22038-1131.

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