Chief Arthur “Art” Brault, 54, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. He was born in Plattsburgh, New York, on October 18, 1962, the son of Andrew “Sonny” and Helen (King) Brault. Art graduated from Mount Assumption Institute, Class of 1980. He worked by his father’s side at Andrew Brault and Sons Construction for many years, where he learned many trades.
He was employed as building and maintenance supervisor for the Town of Plattsburgh. Art joined the Cumberland Head Fire Department in 1987. He is the longest serving fire chief in Clinton County, having served as fire chief at Cumberland Head Fire Department since 1992. Art was an active member of the Clinton County Fire Chiefs Association. He initiated the current cold water rescue team, which has served the community well. He was the catalyst in bringing the Cumberland Head Fire Department up to the high standards it holds today. The department was his life.
Art coached soccer on Cumberland Head and was very involved in the community. He enjoyed doing construction projects with his sons and daughter and traveling with his children to many sporting events. His greatest joy was his family.
He was predeceased by a son, Matthew Brault; his father, Andrew “Sonny” Brault; a sister, Andrea Trombly; and a brother, Anthony Brault.
Art is survived by his wife of 33 years, Donna (Fleming) Brault; they were married on May 28, 1983. He was also survived by his mother, Helen Brault; two sons, Christopher and Andrew “A.J.” Brault; and his companion, Elizabeth Compeau; a daughter, Jenna Brault, and her companion, Jordan Calandros; a brother, David Brault, and his wife, Deborah; his parents-in-law, Tom and Ellen Fleming; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jim and Angela Fleming; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.