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Joao J. Braza, 75,

Joao J. Braza, 75, of Milford died on November 2, 2011, surrounded by his family in the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Maria G. (Lavrado) Braza of 50 years. He was born in Mourilhe, Montalegre, Portugal son of the late Domingos and Benta (Goncalves) Braza and moved to Milford in 1975. He was educated in the Portugal Schools. He was a veteran of the armed forces of Portugal. Mr. Braza retired in 2006 from the Archer Rubber Company in Milford where he was employed as a machinist. He was an avid soccer fan and his favorite team was Porto. He was a communicant of the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church and a member of the Milford Portuguese Club. In addition to his wife she is survived by one son Joao A. and his wife Dolores (Vala) Braza of Ludlow, one daughter Maria F. and her husband Sergio Afonso of Hopedale, three brothers Joaquim Braza and Domingos Fernandes both of France, Jose Braza of Milford, two sisters Maria Pires of Portugal, Ana DaSilva of Milford, two grandchildren, Sergio Afonso and Jason Afonso both of Hopedale, many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Monday, November 7, 2011 at 9 A.M. in the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford MA. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 A.M. in the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church on Winter St. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery on Cedar St. in Milford. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 5 to 9 PM.

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Dear Maria, Fatima, John, Sergio, Jason, primo Jose, prima Ana, and all the family, our deepest sympathies for your loss of primo Joao, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this heartbreaking time, life is so fragile. He was an amazing man, Joao was a kind man, my sisters in Portugal also send their pesâmes. He will be missed dearly by all, keep the memories of him in your hearts. Love to all, Cousin, Teresa, Tom Wrenn and family.
Teresa Wrenn and Family

Maria, John, Fatima, Sergio, Jason and the whole family. We are very sorry for your loss. Primo Joao was a very warm, kind and thoughtful person. He was always the first one to call us on the Holidays and special occasions to wish us well and every so often just to say hello and check how everyone was doing. We will miss him very much. We wish that the warm memories you all have of him will give you the strength to endure such a loss. We love you all. Cousins Maria Fernanda & Arlindo Mourao
Maria Fernanda Mourao

Dear Fatima and John and Tia Maria, Very sorry to hear about your Dad,He was a wonderful man always ready to help people and always smiling even when I saw him at the hospital, he always talked about you two very highly he was very proud of both of you and his grandchildren, may the days ahead be full of warming memories of your Dad and the wonderful person he is and remains in all of our hearts,..God bless all of you our prayers are with you all..Our Deepest Sympathy..Maryane Rosa-Smith and Family
Joao Braza

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