Gold Star Family Loses Another Son

On December 19, the day chosen by the Obama administration as the official end of the Iraq War, Brian Arredondo took his own life.  His older brother, Alex, who “always wanted to be a Marine” was killed during his second combat tour, in Najaf, Iraq, on August 25, 2004, the day of his father’s 44th birthday.

Alex and Brian’s parents, Carlos and Melida Arredondo, have been longtime active members of Gold Star Families Speak Out.

To contribute to a fund to defray expenses of Brian’s funeral:
Brian Arredondo Memorial Fund
C/O Cooperative Bank
40 Belgrade Ave
Roslindale,MA 02131

To send a card or letter to Melida and Carlos:
11 Seymour St
Roslindale MA 02131

Wake information – Mann and Rodgers Funeral Home
44 Perkins Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Calling Hours 4 – 9
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Funeral Mass – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
97 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
10 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The funeral mass will be followed by a procession and internment at Rural Cemetery at intersection of Pemberton and North Street, Walpole, MA.  Brian will be laid to rest next to his brother Alexader.