Goodbye, Marty Frizzell

Marty Frizzell, of Island Pond, passed away on April 1, 2021.  GMWEA members and friends will miss him deeply.

Many knew Marty for his work as the chief operator of Brighton’s water and wastewater treatment facility.  As friends and family recall, it was not uncommon to see Marty around town, chasing down a pump station alarm, or stopping to talk with a local resident to help them in any way he could.  He was proud of his work and he cared deeply for his community.  

He is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughter, Brittany;  son, Fraser; three grandchildren; and an extended family.

Marty was the chairman of the Island Pond Selectboard, a Brighton Elementary school board member, an active member of the Brighton Post 80 American Legion, a proud volunteer at the Brighton VFW, a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, and even a little league baseball coach. But of all his attributes and achievements, what stands out as his legacy is simply his genuine kindness for others.

Due to COVID, a funeral and celebration of Marty’s life are planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Mary Wright Halo Foundation, 1073 Upper Quarry Road, Newport, VT 05855 or the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495. On-line condolences may be made at