Grace Branchaud, 88, of Bristol, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Bristol Hospital. She was the wife of the late Albert F. Branchaud who passed in 2014.
Grace was born in Bristol on Feb. 23, 1929, daughter of the late Archie and Maria (Laverdiere) LaRoche. She was a member of St. Matthew Church, Forestville and enjoyed cooking, playing cards with family and friends as well as piecing together 1,000 piece puzzles.
She leaves her sons, David Branchaud of Terryville and Thomas Branchaud of West Simsbury; daughters, Doreen Zering and her husband, Frederick, and Carol Grenier and her husband, Ronald, all of Bristol, Joan Pratt and her husband, Charles, of Farmington, Ruth Berner and her husband, Chris, of Marana, Ariz. and Nancy Mazza and her husband, Joseph, of Berlin; sister, Pauline Niwinski of Middletown; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Rebecca and Matthew Zering, Amy Lomnicky, Amanda Grenier, Sean and Kaitlyn Pratt, Nicholas and Alexander Mazza; great-granddaughter, Isabella Grace Lomnicky; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Cecile and Rita LaRoche.
Grace’s funeral will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. from O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol and will proceed to St. Matthew Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held at the funeral Home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Matthew School, 33 Welch St., Forestville, CT 06010.
To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, visit Grace’s memorial webpage at www.OBRIEN-FUNERALHOME.com .