"Touch of the Irish"
June Branco, 92, formerly of Waterbury, Ct died peacefully on Monday at North Shore Nursing Home. She was the widow of Antonio Branco. She is survived by her children Gail Bonner (husband Jim) of Winchester, Ca., Douglas Branco of San Diego, Ca. and Dwight Branco (wife Mary) of Loveland, Co. She is also survived by granddaughter Andrea Branco of Fort Collins, Co. as well as and sisters Nancy Ouellette, Maureen Barringer and Carol Russo. Predeceased by brother Morton Downey and sister Patricia (Giusto) Mucciacciaro.
June was born in Waterbury on July 19, 1927. The daughter of James and Olive Downey. She was married to Antonio Branco for 58 years. He predeceased her in Nov 2006. June resided in Waterbury most of her life. She enjoyed her family and friends. She was fun loving and her colorful personality sparkled wherever she went. June enjoyed being around people and having a good debate. She worked at Hemingway Box Shop for 14 years. She also worked at Airpax for 9 years. She was a proud member of the Hibernian Club and French Club. Her interests varied from sewing, travel, classic movies and her pets. A special thanks to her sister Nancy Ouelette and to her godson Neil Holland for helping her stay in her home as long as possible.
She spent the last three years in Loveland Colorado. She enjoyed the beautiful skies of Colorado and liked to point out all of the images she saw in the cloud formations. She was a favorite of all the wonderful caregivers that helped her along the way. Her wit and humor kept everyone laughing. Her feistiness and inner strength kept her going. She will be missed.
Funeral services are pending and will be held at Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow Street, Waterbury, CT 06710. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 203 Spring Lake Rd, Waterbury Ct.