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Barbara E. Brambley

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BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Barbara E. Brambley, 83, formerly of Bennington and more recently of Harrisburg, Pa., died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at the Harrisburg Hospital.

Mrs. Brambley was born in Bennington on Sept. 16, 1922, the only daughter of the late Howard and Elsa (Wahlquist) Estes. She grew up in Bennington where she attended local schools, including Bennington High School, where she graduated in 1940. She continued her education at Syracuse University where she received her bachelor’s degree in business management. She was married to Richard W. Brambley on June 2, 1944. He predeceased her on May 26, 1983. For many years she and her husband resided in Philadelphia, where she worked in advertising.

Mrs. Brambley enjoyed traveling and playing bridge. She was an avid reader and wrote many short stories.

She leaves her two children and their spouses, Richard W. Brambley Jr. and wife JoAnn (Semsey) Brambley of Destin, Fla., Sherry S. (Brambley) (Allia) Suroviec and her husband Stephen Suroviec of Lewis Berry, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Joan Warner of Bennington; six grandchildren, Richard W. Brambley III, James Brambley, Thomas Brambley, Bonnie Phillips, Danielle Allia and Stefanie Allia; six great-grandchildren and a special friend, Leslie Robinson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 17, at 1 p.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St. at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Brambley family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Should friends desire, memorial giftsmay be made to The Arc of PA in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

To send condolences to the family of Barbara E. Brambley, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 15, 2006
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