Obituary: Brian G. Crossman, 66


Brian G. Crossman, 66, of Bristol, died on Wednesday (October 2, 2019) at Yale/New Haven Hospital.  Brian was born in Manchester on May 19, 1953 and was a son of the William T. and Virginia (Bolar) Crossman.  He formerly lived in Southington and New Britain before moving to Bristol in 1991 and worked as a home painter.   He enjoyed fishing, especially in the Farmington River, and playing bass guitar and was once a member of the band, Kangaroo.  He was soon to receive his 30-year chip as a member of AA.  Brian is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Crossman and fiancé, Larry Oxendine, and Carolyn Crossman and Angel Rivera, all of Bristol; their mother: Stephanie Crossman of California; a brother, Paul Crossman of Bristol; a sister, Diane Crossman of Middletown; five grandchildren: Deacon Crossman, Leland and Adrea Oxendine, Elizabeth and Sophia Rivera; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Guy Crossman.  A visitation will be held at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Avenue, Bristol on Monday (October 7, 2019) between 2 and 4 PM.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Hospital, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105.  Please visit Brian’s memorial website at