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Marion Louise Branagan

Sep 9, 2010

Marion Louise Branagan, 94, of Appleton, WI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010.

She was born to Thomas Raphael and Mary (Laughlin) Martin of Emmetsburg.

Louise married the late Thomas Emmet Branagan, also of Emmetsburg, on Jan. 11, 1944. They started their family in Northbrook, IL before relocating to Appleton, WI in 1960.

She will be remembered for her love of reading, sweet smile, patient kindness, witty sense of humor and disarming innocence.

Louise is survived by her sister, Therese Smith of Owatonna, MN; sons, Brian (Carissa Sanchez) of Seattle, WA, Thomas (Michelle Martin) of Appleton, WI, much loved granddaughter, Michaela Branagan and many dear nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Thomas; sisters Mary Duffy and Josine McGreevey and brothers John Martin and Robert Martin.  She was especially close to her sisters-in-law Evelyn Martin and Mary Lou Martin and her brothers-in-law John Smith, Ed McGreevey and Martin Duffy who also preceded her in death.

A private graveside service will be held at St. John’s Cemetery in Emmetsburg.