In the Hospital of St. Raphael, Sept. 23, 2004, Dorothy A. Braun, 85, of 310 Terrace Ave.,West Haven, wife of the late George William Braun, Sr., mother of George William Braun, Jr. of Branford and William Ernest Braun of West Haven, sister of Merwin Linsley, Jr. of Washington State, Arthur Linsley of Orange and Russell Linsley of Meriden. Also survived by five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Ruth Wymer, Alberta Mack, brothers, Herbert and Ernest Linsley and a granddaughter, Lisa Vanessa Braun. Dorothy was born in New Haven, July 19, 1919 a daughter of the late Merwin and Anna Borneman Linsley. She had worked in for the Hospital Co-op Laundry of Milford, Sargent Co., Rubber Craft, United Elastic and did housework in private homes. She was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of West Haven, a member of the West Haven Senior Center, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.) and a senior companion. Funeral service Mon., Sept. 27, 2004 at 10 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. Friends may call Sun. from 4 - 8 p.m. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the West Haven Senior Center, Companion Service, 1 Forest Rd., West Haven, CT 06516.

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