Celebrating the life of Joan M. (Bruschi) Braz
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Joan M. (Bruschi) Braz, 81, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully at home on November 10, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ludlow, daughter of the late Angelo and Olga (Sergneri) Bruschi, she was a lifelong resident and graduate of Ludlow High School as well as a faithful communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Joan worked for many years in the jewelry department of J.C. Penney Dept. Store and her hobbies included knitting and doing puzzles and word searches; but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren. Joan was the beloved wife of 58 years to Antonio Z. Braz; a loving mother to Ellie Blanchard of Russell, Lisa Devine & husband Bill of Ludlow, and Antonio Z Braz, Jr. & wife Deana of Ludlow; a devoted grandmother to Brandon Blanchard, Nicholas Devine & Elizabeth Braz; sister to Suzanne Bruce of Southwick and the late Angelo “Pete” Bruschi; and also leaves many loving close family members and dear friends. Joan’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Baystate Hospice, especially Darlene for their exceptional care and compassion. Funeral services for Joan will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Visiting hours are from 10:00-11:15am in Ludlow Funeral Home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 12:00pm in Our Lady of Fatima Parish followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Joan’s memory to Our Lady of Fatima Parish or Baystate Home Health and Hospice.
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