After a courageous battle with cancer, Brian Patrick Byrne died and set sail toward his final destination on the evening of June 2 at his home in Boston, with close friends and family at his side.

A devoted brother, uncle, and friend, Brian created deep bonds with so many he encountered through life. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he attended Bishop Ludden High School and St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., after which he moved to Boston. After working in restaurants, Brian’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to build his own companies. He first specialized in recruitment and placement in the hospitality industry. He then went on to selling real estate, eventually founding Byrne International Realty in Edgartown.

He charted his own course, and enjoyed the finer things in life. He liked nothing better than spending time with friends and being on the water, either on a friend’s boat or sailing Vineyard Sound on his own boat, Chautauqua. He was an amazing friend to many, lived life to the fullest, traveled the world, and saw and did more than most.

His family wants to thank and acknowledge the caring doctors and nurses at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, as well as his devoted friends, who cared for him as he navigated his final days.

Interment took place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Brian’s memory to Most Holy Rosary Church in Syracuse, N.Y., to Sail MV, or a charity of your choice.