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Patricia Helen Braunsdorf, 90, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2022 at her home in New Milford, CT while surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born on November 21, 1931 in New York, New York to her mother Pauline Lack, and father Barney Suatuska.
Patricia (also often referred to as “Mom”, “Mrs. B” but most importantly “Nannie” ) was the depiction of a loving mother. Family was her everything just as much as she was everything to all of us. Nannie was the glue that held our family together, and she created a home that was always made you feel welcomed - even if she just met you. She was an amazing cook and baker and she looked forward to each and every holiday to entertain her family. She had a love and passion for music, dancing and singing. Nannie was comical, witty, entertaining and above all, loving.
Patricia was born and raised in New York. In her early adulthood, she worked for Pepsi Cola where she met and fell in love with Eugene B Braunsdorf who soon after became her husband. They resided in Queens New York where they started their family. As their family grew, they relocated to Candlewood Shores in Brookfield, CT.
Patricia is survived by her three beloved children: Patrice Montana (Mark), Suzanne Jones, and Richard Braunsdorf (Merriann). Thirteen grandchildren: Amanda McCarvell, Crystal Lariviere, Alyssa Griffing, Dakota Griffing, Dylan Griffing, Matthew Braunsdorf, Michael Braunsdorf, Meshell Braunsdorf, Richard Hammond, Christopher Jones, Tyler Jones, Makayla Jones and Haylie Jones. Nine great grandchildren: Catara, Skylar, Cayden, Alexa, Colton, Bella, Madison, Easton, Fox, and grand puppy LuLu. In addition to her beloved husband, Patricia is predeceased by her son Eugene Braunsdorf.
The family will be holding private celebration of life services. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association online at www.alz.org/ to help develop Alzheimer’s and Dementia research or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) online at www.jdrf.org/. Juvenile Diabetes Research held a special place in Patricia’s heart, as her son Eugene lived with the disease.
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