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HARMONY & WATERVILLE—Patricia M. Braley, 73, of Waterville and formerly of Harmony, died March 15, 2005 at Thayer Hospital Critical Care Unit following a heart attack. She had resided for the past 13 years at Sacred Heart Boarding Home where she received excellent care. She was born in Back Kingdom, Mexico, Maine, November 4, 1931 a daughter of Dana L. and Elizabeth M. (Libby) Brown. She was educated in Rumford and Mexico schools. She married Merton E. Braley on September 12, 1953 and he predeceased her July 31, 1994. She was also predeceased by her parents, 2 brothers, Robert and Ralph Brown, and a sister, Maureen (Brown) Marston. She was a housewife and also helped neighbors with household chores. She and her husband always had a large garden and preserved many canned goods. New England Boiled dinners were her specialty.

She is survived by a daughter, Judy and son-in-law, Roger Ricker of Wellington; a son, Edwin Braley of Augusta; a daughter, Carol of Florida; 7 grandchildren, including Jason Braley of Cambridge, MA and Brian Braley of Centerport, Long Island, NY. Survivors also include 6 sisters, Rita Marston of AZ, Shirley Lashon and husband of Skowhegan, Katherine Thibodeau and Donna Lepagilia both of Mexico, Linda Daigle of Arundel and Denise Trembley and husband of Old Orchard Beach; a brother, Durwood Brown and wife of Mexico; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, March 18th at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main Street, Dexter, with Pastor A. Maurice Neal officiating. Visiting hours will precede the funeral from 1 to 3 p.m. Spring burial will be in the Libby Cemetery, Harmony. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106; or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

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