Emma Braun, 97, passed away Sunday at St. Monica’s Senior Living. Born in Racine, May 19, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Fortunato and Maria DeRose.

Emma married Richard Braun on July 15, 1950, who preceded her in death on November 14, 2010. She worked for 36 years at Rainfair, retiring in 1957.

Emma was very active with the Democratic Party. She and Richard enjoyed volunteering for Toys for Tots. Emma was a member of Sweet Adeline’s Barbershop for many years where she and her sisters, Rose, Charlotte and Margaret competed as a quartet at many conventions throughout the United States. Emma enjoyed bingo and entertaining in her home with family and friends. She spent the final years at St. Monica Senior Living where her care was always so special.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her six sisters, Emilia (John) Gallo, Lena (Jim) Carravetta, Charlotte Fojtik, Rose Biro, Julia Richter, Margaret (Mike) Aiello; and one brother, Anthony (Mary) DeRose.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Eloise Karkow, Patricia Holt, Diane (Don) Williams, David (Romona) Gallo, Gerald (Pat) Gallo, Jim Carravetta, Richard Carravetta, and Ronald Fojtik.

With Rev. Richard J. Molter officiating, the funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of service at 5:30 p.m. Private entombment will be held at Calvary Garden Crypts. Memorials to St. Monica’s Senior Living or Meals on Wheels have been suggested.

Emma’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to her neighbor, Mark Miller for his many acts of kindness. Also, to all the staff at St. Monica’s for the special care provided.

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