Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home Obituaries

Helen L. Brauner 11/16/2017

ATTLEBORO​ ​–​ ​Helen​ ​L.​ ​Brauner,​ ​86,​ ​of​ ​Garfield​ ​Avenue​ ​passed​ ​away​ ​Thursday,​ ​November​ ​16,​ ​2017​ ​at Rhode​ ​Island​ ​Hospital​ ​in​ ​Providence​ ​RI.​ ​​ ​She​ ​was​ ​the​ ​devoted​ ​wife​ ​of​ ​the​ ​late​ ​Frederick​ ​‘Ted’​ ​Brauner​ ​for 40​ ​years.

Born​ ​May​ ​27, ​ ​1931​ ​in​ ​Cambridge, ​ ​Massachusetts, ​ ​she​ ​was​ ​a​ ​daughter​ ​of​ ​the​ ​late​ ​Anthony​ ​and​ ​Mary (Paiva)​ ​Silva. Helen​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​Somerville. ​ ​She​ ​raised​ ​her​ ​family​ ​in​ ​North​ ​Attleboro​ ​and​ ​Plainville​ ​for​ ​over​ ​30​ ​years. She​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​resident​ ​of​ ​Attleboro​ ​for​ ​the​ ​past​ ​year.

She​ ​was​ ​primarily​ ​a​ ​homemaker, ​ ​taking​ ​care​ ​of​ ​her​ ​three​ ​children​ ​and​ ​also​ ​worked​ ​at​ ​various​ ​local companies​ ​including​ ​Royal​ ​Hinge​ ​and​ ​Dye​ ​for​ ​several​ ​years.

She​ ​loved​ ​spending​ ​time​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Plainville​ ​Senior​ ​Center​ ​where​ ​she​ ​volunteered​ ​at​ ​the​ ​front​ ​desk. ​ ​She also​ ​enjoyed​ ​knitting​ ​for​ ​a​ ​cause. ​ ​​ ​She​ ​was​ ​an​ ​at-home​ ​volunteer​ ​for​ ​Sturdy​ ​Memorial​ ​Hospital​ ​and​ ​made knitted​ ​hats​ ​for​ ​newborns​ ​at​ ​the​ ​hospital. She​ ​enjoyed​ ​reading, ​ ​movies​ ​and​ ​loved​ ​to​ ​cook. ​ ​​ ​

Helen​ ​cherished​ ​spending​ ​time​ ​with​ ​her​ ​family​ ​and being​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​her​ ​grandchildren’s​ ​lives.

She​ ​is​ ​survived​ ​by​ ​two​ ​children: ​ ​Kristine​ ​and​ ​husband​ ​Kris​ ​Bainton​ ​of​ ​Cumberland, ​ ​RI​ ​and​ ​Erik​ ​and​ ​his wife​ ​Amy​ ​Brauner​ ​of​ ​Attleboro; Three​ ​sisters: ​ ​Evelyn​ ​Scaringi​ ​of​ ​South​ ​Carolina, ​ ​Dorothy​ ​French​ ​of​ ​California​ ​and​ ​Barbara​ ​Haggarty​ ​of Colorado; And​ ​three​ ​grandchildren: ​ ​Kori​ ​Bainton,​ ​Kyle​ ​Bainton,​ ​and​ ​Emily​ ​Brauner.

She​ ​was​ ​mother​ ​of​ ​the​ ​late​ ​Cheryl​ ​Brauner​ ​and​ ​sister​ ​of​ ​the​ ​late​ ​Ronald​ ​Silva.

Visiting​ ​hours​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​on​ ​Monday, ​ ​November​ ​20​ ​from​ ​5-7​ ​p.m.​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Sperry​ ​&​ ​McHoul​ ​Funeral Home, ​ ​15​ ​Grove​ ​Street, ​ ​North​ ​Attleboro. A​ ​funeral​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​from​ ​the​ ​funeral​ ​home​ ​on​ ​Tuesday, ​ ​November​ ​21​ ​at​ ​9​ ​a.m.​ ​followed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​Mass​ ​of Christian​ ​Burial​ ​at​ ​St.​ ​Mary’s​ ​Church, ​ ​14​ ​Park​ ​Street, ​ ​North​ ​Attleboro​ ​at​ ​10​ ​o’clock. ​ ​​

​Burial​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​at Massachusetts​ ​National​ ​Cemetery, ​ ​Bourne.

In​ ​lieu​ ​of​ ​flowers, ​ ​donations​ ​may​ ​be​ ​made​ ​in​ ​Helen’s​ ​name​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Plainville​ ​Senior​ ​Center, ​ ​9​ ​School Street, ​ ​Plainville, ​ ​MA​ ​02762.