Brian Cincotta

Brian Desprey Cincotta

Sunday, August 22nd, 1937 - Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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MSGT Brian D. Cincotta, 82, US Air Force (retired), passed away at Portsmouth Regional Hospital on February 6, 2020 after suffering a stroke. He was born in Dover, NH on 22 August 1937, the son of Anthony J. Cincotta (Sr) and Jean (Desprey) Cincotta.

After graduating from Berwick High School in 1955, he entered the Air Force, serving 4 years before receiving an Honorable discharge. He joined the NH Air National Guard, serving a total of 26 years, and retired in the grade of M/SGT.

Brian was a Social Science teacher in the Berwick School System for 35 years. He received his BA in History from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas in 1964, a MS in History from Rivier College in Nashua, NH in 1969, a MEd in Education from UNH in Durham, NH in 1973, and a MS in English from the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, ME in 1980.

He was selected as the Berwick Citizen of the Year in 2016, was co-founder of the Berwick Historical Society, served on several civic boards and committees, as well as being the Dedimus-Justice for the Town of Berwick. He was a long-time member of American Legion Post #79 in Berwick.

Brian is survived by brothers Anthony Cincotta and wife Rita of Berwick, Carter Cincotta and wife Rachel of Ossipee, NH; nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins both in the US and Canada, as well as close friends Bill and Jackie Langley.

Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with an American Legion Service at 7:00 p.m. at Laing-Bibber Funeral Chapel, 36 Rochester Street, Berwick. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 162 Agamenticus Road, South Berwick. Burial with military honors will be in the Spring in Evergreen Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Berwick. Should friends choose, memorial donations in his name are encouraged to the charity of one’s choice.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Brian’s Book of Memories Page at

Arrangements are in care of Laing Bibber Funeral Chapel, 36 Rochester Street, Berwick, ME 03901.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Laing Bibber Funeral Chapel
    36 Rochester St. (P.O. Box 728)
    Berwick, ME 03901
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Laing Bibber Funeral Chapel
    36 Rochester St. (P.O. Box 728)
    Berwick, ME 03901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 11:00am
    Our Lady of The Angels Catholic Church
    160 Agamenticus Road
    South Berwick, ME 03908
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Fr. Scott Mower
  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery - Berwick
    Cemetery Road
    BERWICK, ME 03901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Burial with military honors will be in the Spring.


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Keith Gervasi

Posted at 08:50pm
Mr. Cincotta, thank you for being a good teacher and even better man. I guess you had to be to put up with me. Rest in peace MSGT, you most surely earned it. Semper Fi.

linda dutch

Posted at 04:14pm
I am so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He was such a nice and kind man. He taught at Noble Junior High with my husband David. They spent many hours at libraries in Boston, Portland and Augusta researching. I am privileged to have on of his paintings that he gave to Dave as a gift when he retired from teaching. My sympathies to the family.
Linda Dutch

Joanne Ashley

Posted at 12:52pm
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Debora Longoo

Posted at 10:36pm
I met Brian years ago at the Somersworth Public Library. He donated books that included Somersworth history, and was so willing to help us answer questions we received about Berwick history. It was our honor to host a number of exhibits of his wonderful paintings, the last one just a few years ago. I so enjoyed working with him to hang his art work, and to see his evolution as an artist over the decades. My sincere sympathy to all of Brian's family, his friends, and all whose lives he touched. The world is a poorer place without Brian in it,


Posted at 07:42am
Mr. Cincotta was my teacher for both 7th and 8th grade in the mid 90’s. He didn’t let us get away with much (looking back now, this was a good thing!). He had a high regard for our country and civics. I even spoke with him again around 2009 when he was taking a painting class in Rollinsford. He still looked the same and still loved to learn himself. He was a good man.

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