Curtis H. (Whitey) Brainard, 86, of Cheshire passed away on July 31, 2010. Husband of the late Jean Matthews Brainard, he is survived by sons Brian Brainard of Hamden and Jeffrey Brainard of Bristol. In additon to his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Alma Smith and brothers Howard, Arthur, John, Lionel and Lester Brainard. A son of the late Sumner and Roda Knowlton Brainard, Curtis was born in Hudson Falls, NY on April 18, 1924. A US Army Veteran of WW II, Curtis served in Company A, 90th Chemical Battalion. He drove stock cars at the West Haven Speedway in the 1940's and 50's, and retired in 2001 from Connecticut Stone where he had been employed as a truck driver. A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 11 AM at Oak Grove Cemetery in West Haven. Memorial Contributions in Curtis' name can be made to The American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450-1004. Arrangments are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven.

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  1. Brian & Jeff: I received a call from New Life Church about your dad’s passing. I sad to hear the news. I will remember your dad as a strong, brave, kind, and courageous man, especially after your mom’s passing. May Jesus grant you comfort, peace and strength. Barry Wu, MD

  2. Dear Jeff: I was very sorry to read of your Dad’s death today. I wanted you to know I was thinking of you, and would like to hear from you. Tell Brian I am sorry, but your Dad is very much at peace now. Thinking of you with fondness, Anne Burns (aka Mrs. B)

  3. Dear Jeff & Brian, ‘Grampaw’ was a good friend and will be greatly missed. He always talked of his family, missing Jeannie and how proud he was of both of you boys and what you had accomplished in life – he loved the Lord and his family very much. The Lord’s blessing and peace be with you. Numbers 6:24-26 Love, The Knudsen’s ~ Jack, Kathy & Lynn

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