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Helen L. Braica

September 7, 1921 ~ May 13, 2017 (age 95)
Helen Louise (Kerez) Braica, 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13, at Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer. Born on September 7, 1921 in Springfield, MA, a daughter of Sidor and Mary (Muha) Kerez, she was a longtime resident of Springfield and Belchertown. Helen was a clerk at Mass Mutual in Springfield for 15 years, before retiring in 1977. She leaves behind her loving sons, Anthony of Florida and Kenneth of Belchertown; brother, Joseph Kerez; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved son, Thomas in 1998, and sister, Jennie Glazebrook, and grandson, Bill Braica. A period of visitation will be held for Helen on Wednesday, May 17, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., at Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Ave.; followed by a prayer service in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Oak Grove Cemetery
Bay Street
Springfield, MA 01109

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