Bridget  Braley

Obituary of Bridget M. Braley

Monson –Bridget M. Braley, 43, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2021. She was born May 31, 1977. She had an underlying illness of cirrhosis of the liver. She attended St. Albans Consolidated School in St Albans, Maine. Her teacher was Jane Palmer, having many music classes along with Mary Hatfield and Slim Clark attending. Bridget also went to Mary Snow School for a brief time in Bangor, Maine. Bridget had attended Perkins School for the Blind/Visually impaired, in Watertown, Massachusetts. At this time she was an avid frequent flyer to and from Perkins School. She played The Ringing of the Bells on Christmas Eve Holidays along with other classmates each Christmas. All of which she attended 3 years at Perkins School. Bridget also attended Nokomis Regional High School for a year, and lastly Homeschooled for the remainder of her education years, with the aid of Brenda Fanjoy, a local area substitute teacher who helped Bridget with furthering her education for 1.5 more years. Bridget also played the autoharp, harp, piano in Spanish & English, the famous Ringing of the Bells, as well as a guitar sometimes. She loved learning more Spanish, and spoke it fairly frequently. When her brother and their friends were playing war games she would hollar out, “Granada! Granada!” as she would pull me to the floor at times with her so I would not be hurt! Grin! Bridget focused on cooking lessons, swimming lessons, her musical abilities, art, and piano lessons, along with the interest of Spanish. She expanded her drawings by creating more detail into them and she made larger drawings with exceptional detail to some of them, and she liked doing Holiday craft making. Bridet’s love for going to a beach and swimming, and art and music were her foremost favorites. She would know just about any song, and surely was an 80's lady! At times she would play a Spanish song on the piano. She took piano lessons for a total of 3 years. We enjoyed having picnics together, and at times fishing. Bridget had attended Special Olympics since the age of 7. She brought home many bibbons and bronze/silver/gold awards. She had so many special abilities which were quite impressive! Going for rides as we often did, she enjoyed singing along with the radio. Bridget was also in attendance with Charlotte White, and was a Girl Scout for numerous years obtaining many pins/ribbons to go on her sash. We were becoming involved with the 4 H Club of Somerset as well. Bridget’s relations that are still living are: her mother, Sheila Johnson; father, Jerry Braley and betterhalf, Nancy Ryan; brother, Jeb Braley and his wife, Shelby; uncle, John Johnson and his wife, aunt Janet; uncle, Paul Kells Sr. (Widowed); cousins, Paul Kells Jr. and his wife, Amy, along with her children, Alexis Burke, and Cassandra Green, Mrs. Karrie Bemis (Widowed) and her children, Brandon Bemis, Zach Bemis and fiancée, Courtney Fuller, and 1 granddaughter, Mirah Bemis, Mr. James Flachsbart and his wife, Laureh Johnson Flachsbart, Rebecca Johnson Curtis along with cousins, Jacob, Sarah, Naomi, Isaac and his daughter, Raven, Mr. David Johnson and his wife, Carrie, and their children, Christian, Juliette, and Marley, Daniel Johnson and his children, Kayden, Addy, and Belle; and those of many who were in her life over the years being her friend. More relatives surviving are Bridget’s, aunt, Paula Dicker Braley DeKeyser and her husband, Jerry, and her two children, TJ Braley, Kayla Braley from her first husband, Thomas Braley; aunt, Deb Braley Sweden and her husband, Dennis; uncle, Brian Braisted; aunt, Laurie Thayer; uncle, Freddie Thayer; cousin, Megan Thayer; Mr. Mike Bell and his wife, Sandy; cousins, Stevie Bell, Shephenie Braisted and her children, Jim Bell, Mike Bell, Steve Bell, Matt Parker, Karrie Giles Thayer, and her daughter Amanda Bell Robertson; cousin, Wendy Taggart and her husband, Chipper; and a special friend, Amanda Wolper, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shibles, Terry Hatch, and Lisa Shibles. Bridget was predeceased by her great-grandmother, Mabel Gifford; grandmother, Velma Johnson, and that of her siblings Viola, Robert, and St Sgt Howard Gifford; cousin, Howard Gifford; great aunt, Phyllis Gifford; grandfather, John W. Johnson; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Johnson, and extended Cousins; aunt, Deborah Johnson Kells; cousin, Alan Bemis; cousin, Christopher Braley, who Bridget thought the world of; cousins, Raymond Bell, Robbie Bell, and Patrick Burpee; aunt, Darlene Bell; grandmother, Marjorie Burpee; grandfather, Curly Braley; great-grandmother; Dorothy Bell; great-grandfather; Mr. Bell; grandmother, Gloria Bell; and special friends, Judy E. Biggar and Karen Leanard. There are so many other extended family members that have passed, too many to mention. But, they are surely within our hearts to remain always. I would like to thank the hospice workers for their help, and the emergency staff. I want to thank those who said prayers for her,and that she pass peacefully, which she did; Very thankful for all of these people and their help. Bridget touched many, many lives within her 43 years, which made a difference within these people and in hers. I was blessed by her presence overtime, and very grateful to have had her as my daughter. She was/is still loved by many people. If you feel to send flowers to her Memorial Service, and or wish to make a donation to: It is a Maine based service for the Blind and Visually Impaired. A memorial service will be held 2PM Sunday, November 21, 2021, at the Grace Bible Church, 40 Douty Hill Road, Sangerville, with Pastor David Ray Jr. officiating. A burial will be in the spring of 2022. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Grace Bible Church
40 Douty Hill Road
Sangerville, Maine, United States
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