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Marilyn Jeanne (Whiteley) Bragalone


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Marilyn Jeanne (Whiteley) Bragalone Obituary
Marilyn Jeanne Bragalone (Whiteley), age 94, died peacefully in her sleep on July 1, 2017, in Carlisle PA. She is survived by her children Susan Storch, Amy Towne (John Towne), Andy Bragalone (Diedra Bragalone) , Cristina Bragalone, daughter-in-law Annette Bragalone, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Italo Bragalone, her son-in-law Robert Storch, her grandson Andy Towne, and her son Michael Bragalone.
Marilyn was born on June 16, 1923 in Fort Wayne, IN, daughter of Frank and Pearl Whiteley. She graduated from Northside High School in 1941, as a member of the Nation Honor Society. Marilyn married Italo Bragalone on December 12th, 1943. In 1961 the family moved to Hillsdale MI., as Italo had accepted a position at Essex Wire.
Marilyn was wonderful and loving stay-at-home mom, who enjoyed being very active in their community and their church. She was a kind, generous and very witty woman, who loved cooking, bridge club, bird-watching and was an avid reader. She deeply loved and cared for all of the family pets.
A memorial service for Marilyn and Italo is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, October 13th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hillsdale, MI.
A private interment will be held by the family at Lakeview Cemetery, in Hillsdale.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Greater Hillsdale Humane Society, 3881 Tripp Rd, Osseo MI 49266, or The First Presbyterian Church of Hillsdale, 31 North Street Hillsdale, MI 49242
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Oct. 7, 2017
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