Constance Marianne Brannick

Constance Marianne Brannick, loving wife for over 50 years of the late William Brannick, passed away peacefully at Crestfield Rehabilitation Center in Manchester on April 18, 2013.

She was born June 23, 1918, in Manchester, and was the daughter of Anna Pansullo DellaFera and Felix DellaFera. She married Bill in 1945 when he returned to her after traveling the world as part of the U.S. Army during World War II. Connie was a communicant of St. Bridget Church, a member of The Holy Family Mothers' Circle, and worked at the Aetna Insurance Company. She is remembered for her love of family and friends, for her compassion, and for her wonderful Italian cooking, which she generously shared with all.

Connie will be missed by her daughter Linda B. Jackson Oakman and her husband, Mark Oakman, of Manchester, and her son Richard Brannick and his wife, Katie, of Sedona, Ariz. She will also be missed by her four cherished grandchildren, Jessika Jackson and her husband, Christopher Moody, of Albany, Calif., Matthew Jackson and his wife, Carolyn, of Narragansett, R.I., Christopher Jackson and his wife, Cheryl, of Avon, Conn., and Sara Lim and her husband, James, of Scottsdale, Ariz. She is also survived by four sweet great-grandchildren, Maevyn Sabine Jackson-Moody, Griffin John Jackson, Claire Constance Jackson, and Benjamin Lim; nieces Sandra Lamo of West Hartford, Heidi Eagleton of Houston, Texas, Loyola French of Manchester, and Diana Coulon of Louisiana; nephews Robert Brannick, David Brannick, Marc Brannick, all of Manchester, and James Brannick of New York. She is also survived by her loving sisters, Theresa Genovesi of Vernon and Gloria DellaFera of East Hartford.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Anne Shrine, Fiskdale, Mass.

The family would also like to express its appreciation and thanks to the nurses and staff of Crestfield Rehabilitation Center for the devoted care and support provided to Connie and her family.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 22, at 9:15 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St., Manchester, followed by burial in St. James Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222

Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 20 to Apr. 24, 2013