Obituary: Leonard G. Bratchell


NAUGATUCK — Leonard G. Bratchell, 90, of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2016, at Beacon Brook Health Center. He was the husband of the late Molly (Russo) Bratchell.

He was born on, May 21, 1925, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the son of late Anthony and Virginia Bratchell.

Leonard was a radio operator for the U.S. Army in WWII. When he returned, he went to work for U.S. Post Office as a clerk.

He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Bonnie Bratchell of Naugatuck; his two grandchildren, Leonard J.P. Bratchell II, Kelly Bratchell and her husband Mark; and three great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Giovani, Lillianna, all of Naugatuck. He was predeceased by his son, Leonard J.P. Bratchell.

There will be a graveside service at 9:30 a.m. with military honors, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. Francis Cemetery, 863 S. Main St., Torrington. Naugatuck Valley Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with all arrangements.

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