Allan J. Braman, age 74 of Worth Avenue, formerly of Hillcrest Avenue, Hamden, passed away on December 18, 2011 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Allan was predeceased by his wife Patricia P. Ritzenak Braman in September. Born in New Haven on February 18, 1937, he was a son of the late Julius & Monica Morgan Braman. Al is survived by his daughter, Allison Alvandian & her husband Daniel of West Haven; his son Allan S. Braman & his wife Lisa of Clinton; grandchildren, Alexander & Eric Alvandian and Dustin & Blake Braman; sister, Eileen Bunch of Indio, CA; nieces, Tracy Lohse & Ann Mary Kline and nephews, Morgan (Running Bear) Bunch, Michael Braman & Robert Braman. Al was also predeceased by his brother Robert Braman. Al was a pipe insulator for many years, owning and operating the Energy Wise Insulation Co. He was a member of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club. Al enjoyed golfing, fishing, clamming, skiing in Vermont, metal sculpting and of course spending time with his family and many of his life-long friends locally, at the Cottage in Rhode Island and at Lake Hayward. He especially enjoyed his trip to Ireland with his family. Friends may visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial in the Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Ave., Hamden, on Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamden.

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  1. Al, Lisa & Dustin & Blake : We want to offer our deepest condolences on your loss. May the happy memories you hold dear help you get through this most difficult time. Rosalie & Dwight Rowland

  2. Al, Lisa, Dustin and Blake, Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Curtis and Michele

  3. Allison, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Sincerely, Maureen (Levey) Doherty

  4. Allison,Dan,and Family, I’m very saddened to hear of the passing of Al. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed his company when we all got together years ago. I wish you the best at this very hard time in your life. I know the feeling of losing a loved one. Respectfully, Gary

  5. To The Braman Family, We wish to offer our deepest sympathy to the family of our dear cousin and nephew, Allan. We share in your great loss. Our love and prayers are with you at this sad time. From Allan’s Aunt Eileen, and cousin Monica in Ireland.

  6. Sad to receive news of Allan’s passing. My sympathies goes to his family , I will long remember him as a caring person and one who enjoyed his ties and visits to Ireland Cousin, Derry ( Ennis Ireland )

  7. To the Braman family, I enjoyed working with Al at Yale New Haven Hospital for many years and will always remember his smile which came with many stories. He was very proud of his family and always talked about the good times he shared at home. With my deepest symphathy,

  8. Sending prayers for peace to the Braman and Alvandian families. Mr. Braman is certainly in good company up there. mary maloy

  9. To all members of the Braman family: Allan was an unforgettable character whom I got to know when I stayed with his family in Hamden all those years ago. His trip to Ireland was memorable, both for him and for us here in Ireland. My deepest sympathy to all family members. May he rest in peace. Brian Dinan Ennis, Ireland.

  10. We are so saddened to hear of Al’s passing. We became friends with Al and Pat over the years thanks to the cottage in RI. We will especially remember the unique metal sculptures that he made for us and will treasure them always. We will keep you in our prayers; it has been an extremely difficult year for your family. Love, Donna and John

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