BRAINERD, BARBRO MARGARETA Barbro Margareta Brainerd entered into eternal peace Thursday, December 8, 2011 at St. Raphael's Hospital. Barb was born Dec. 21, 1933 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was a longtime resident of Hamden before moving to Mariners Point in East Haven. Daughter of the late Fritz and Hanna Westberg. Loving mother of Dean Brainerd and his wife Cheryl of East Haven, Dawn Brainerd of Branford, Kevin Brainerd, his wife Marcie, and beloved grandsons Kyle and Andrew of Guilford. She's also survived by her loving companion Frank Emley of East Haven and his loving daughters Margaret, Lucy and Lucinda, her sister Britta Westberg of East Haven, brother Karl Westberg of Londonderry, VT and several nieces and nephews. She also had two grandpuppies Jeter and Ruby that brightened her day. Barbro came to the United States at the age of fifteen. She became a registered nurse at Grace New Haven Hosiptial (Yale),and worked many years enjoying her life passion of caring for others. Barb was a loving and spiritual person. She loved gardening, fellowshipping,and traveling She often created a lot of laughter wherever she went. She will be missed by everyone who's lives she touched. The Brainerd family would like to thank the staff at The Village at Mariners Point for their exceptional care. There will be no calling hours. Friends and family may attend a memorial service in celebration of her life on Saturday, 12/17/11 at 11:00 am at Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Woodbridge, CT.
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Published in the New Haven Register on Dec. 14, 2011