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Geraldine Rita (O'Reilly) Braatz

December 7, 1920 September 27, 2015
Geraldine Rita (O'Reilly) Braatz
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Obituary for Geraldine Rita (O'Reilly) Braatz

Geraldine Rita (O'Reilly) Braatz, age 94, of Stratford, beloved wife of the late Carl O. Braatz, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015 in the Autumn Lake Buckshills Nursing Facility, Waterbury. Mrs. Braatz was born December 7, 1920 in Fort Lee, NJ, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Creed) O'Reilly and had been a long time Stratford resident.

Jerry was the Owner/Operator of the Runway Rest Stop and was also a buyer for Sears. She was an avid bowler, loved to read and bake her famous pies and cookies. She also loved to crochet and enjoyed boating.

Survivors include her two son Dennis Braatz and his wife Luba and Robert Braatz, all of Southbury; three sisters Mary McLaughlin, Rose Mary Casey and Jean Lalli; seven grandchildren Peter Braatz, David Braatz, Lisa Fusco, Robert Braatz Jr., Cynthia Hogg, Melissa Braatz and Brittany Fuller; two daughters-in-law, Kathleen and Lorraine; thirteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister Catherine Quirk; three brothers Richard, John and Edward O'Reilly and an infant son.

Friends may call on Thursday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford. Her Funeral Service officiated by Reverend Meg Williams will follow in the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. followed by burial in Union Cemetery, Stratford.

For additional information or to share remembrances and condolences, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Thursday

1

Oct

1:00 PM 10/1/2015 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10/1/2015 2:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Service

Thursday

1

Oct

2:00 PM 10/1/2015 2:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Officiated by Reverend Meg Williams

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Interment

Thursday

1

Oct

3:00 PM 10/1/2015 3:00:00 PM
Union Cemetery

Temple Court
Stratford, CT 06615

Union Cemetery
Temple Court Stratford 06615 CT
United States
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