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Gabrielle Branniff, 95

Webster/Sturbridge - Gabrielle D. (LaPlante) Branniff, 95, of Christopher Heights, formerly of Fiske Hill Rd., Sturbridge, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11th, in the Christopher House of Worcester after an illness.

Her husband, Donald J. "Sparky" Branniff, passed away in 2005. She leaves her son, Arthur F. Branniff and his wife Carolyn of Sturbridge; four daughters, Pearl R. Laroche and her husband Gary of Citrus Springs, FL, Gail M. Palmer and her husband Joseph of Fiskdale, Donna M. Thibeault and her husband Frank of Hudson, NH and Catherine A. Robinson and her husband Andre of Southbridge; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Her daughter, Suzanne D. Greathouse, passed away in 1984. She was also predeceased by her sister, Dorothy M. Vilandre. Gabrielle was born in Southbridge the daughter of Arthur W. and Meleda (Livernois) LaPlante.

Gabrielle worked at Mercury Wire for several years, retiring many years ago. She previously worked at the Sturbridge Sheraton Hotel. She also worked with her husband at their business, Sparky's Ice and Wood on Fiske Hill Rd. in Sturbridge. She enjoyed camping and was a member of the Quinebaug Cove Campers in Brimfield. She was a member of St. Anne's Church in Sturbridge. She enjoyed crocheting and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Gabrielle also enjoyed wintering in Florida.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 14th, from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a Mass at 10:00am in St. Anne's Church, 16 Church St., Sturbridge. Burial in St. Anne's Cemetery, Sturbridge, will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours in the funeral home will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13th, from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2018
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