Braun Jr., Donal E.
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Donal E. Braun Jr., age 58, of Trumbull, passed away August 30, 2013 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Donny was born in Quincy, MA, was a longtime Trumbull resident, and graduated from Trumbull High School. He had a deep love for his whole family, was especially close to his Dad, and was a loyal Brother and Uncle, who could always be counted on through thick and thin.
He loved the Cape, long walks on Cold Storage beach, fishing, and a cold beer and fresh clams at his favorite haunt near Chatham lighthouse. A hard worker, he was a landscaper extraordinaire, who used his green thumb to create flower beds for his mom and keep Poppy's garden producing the best tomatoes we'll ever taste. He was a member of the Lion's and Elk's clubs, loved any dog that came within petting distance, had boundless energy to keep busy and would always help a neighbor out.
After a bit of initial shyness, he fell in love with his new niece Katie Braun, lying on the floor playing and eliciting shrieks of laughter and hugs with a brush of his mustache. A quiet and not often demonstrative guy, he let us know his true feelings by always giving the nicest and most thoughtful cards in the whole family; he will be greatly missed.
He was predeceased by his dad, Don Braun Sr. He is survived by his loving mom Jean Johnston Braun of Trumbull; his brother Jim Braun and his wife Mary Ann of Woodbridge ; his sister Jeanine Braun of Trumbull; three nieces Lindsay, Courtney and Katie Jean. Friends are invited to attend his funeral services on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. directly at St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St. Trumbull. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please join us for a Reception at approximately 1:00 pm to follow at Racebrook Country Club, 246 Derby Ave. in Orange, CT. At the request of the family, calling hours have been omitted. Arrangements are in care of the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull.
Memorial contributions may be made to Swim Across the Sound c/o St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main St. Bridgeport, CT 06606. To leave an online condolence please visit mullinsfh.com
Published in Connecticut Post from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2013
Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home
399 White Plains Road Trumbull, CT 06610