Obituary: Molly (Russo) Bratchell


WOODBRIDGE — Molly (Russo) Bratchell, 90, wife of Leonard G. Bratchell, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Bratchell was born in Torrington, on Aug. 23, 1925, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Russo. She had lived most of her life in Bridgeport, and retired from Park City Hospital. Molly enjoyed cooking, crocheting and playing bingo. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all.

Besides her husband of 66 years, Molly is survived by her grandchildren, Kelly Bratchell Rees and her husband Mark, and Lenny Bratchell, all of Naugatuck; her great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Giovanni; and her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Bratchell of Naugatuck. She was predeceased by her son, Leonard J.P. Bratchell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington. Visitation will be held on Saturday morning from 9 to10 a.m. directly at the church. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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