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With immense sadness, we announce the passing of Elizabeth Morrissey Brazill on October 10, 2016.

Mrs. Brazill was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on May 17, 1935, daughter of George Edward Morrissey and Elizabeth Louise O'Neill Morrissey.

She was valedictorian at St. Joseph's High School in Pittsfield, graduated from Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts in 1957, and took Masters level courses at Boston College and Wayne State University.

She married William Joseph Brazill, Jr. on June 19, 1965. A dedicated teacher, Mrs. Brazill taught in Pittsfield and at St. Paul's Catholic School in Michigan, with subjects including religion and reading. She also launched St. Paul's Spanish language program and later served as Assistant Principal. After retirement, Mrs. Brazill and her beloved husband moved to the banks of the Potomac.

A generous, gentle, compassionate soul with a determined spirit, Mrs. Brazill loved the beach, from Cape Cod in her youth to the Outer Banks in recent years, and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Ireland with her husband to celebrate their proud heritage, reading, social media, music, and fine food and wine and conversation.

She is predeceased by her parents and her beloved husband, William, who passed away in February of this year. Her family takes comfort knowing that they are together again, forever.

She is survived by her daughter Maura Catherine Brazill Allen, son-in-law David Merrill Allen, daughter Caitlin Agatha Brazill, daughter Elizabeth Deirdre Brazill, grandchildren Abby Smith and Brendan Joseph Smith, sister Dora Morrissey Maxey, brothers George E. Morrissey and Patrick John Morrissey, nieces and nephews, the Dianko family in Senegal, and many dear friends.

The family would appreciate notes and memories sent to the funeral home at the following link: http://www.everlywheatley.com/obituaries/Elizabeth-Morrissey-Brazill-5702663132/#!/TributeWall
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 11, 2016
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