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Lena A. Cipolla Brainard
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1922
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 2005
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA

Lena A. Brainard, 83, died Tuesday morning Nov. 8, 2005, in Rosewood Care Center after a long illness. Born Feb. 24, 1922, in Cherry, the daughter of Jasper and Marian (Moscato) Cipolla. The family moved to Rockford when Lena was a child, and she attended Rockford schools. Lena married Edwin L. Brainard May 8, 1947, in Rockford. She worked at Nelson Knitting for many years, and retired from Barber-Colman where she worked as an assembler. Survived by her husband, Edwin; children, Linda (Doug) McNames and Kathleen Alberts, both of Rockford, and William (Lola) Brainard of Warren; grandchildren, Patrick Lewis, Dan McNames, Heath and Nicholas Alberts and Sara, Megan and Benjamin Brainard; sisters, Ann (Alex) Sagona, Marie Cipolla and MaryAnne (Robert) Irwin. Predeceased by her parents. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in St. Bridget Catholic Church, with Monsignor John J. Mitchell as celebrant.  
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  Edwin Lawrence Brainard (1926 - 2006)*
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
Machesney Park
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Henry Brainard
Record added: Oct 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16283745
Lena A. <i>Cipolla</i> Brainard
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Merry Christmas Aunt Lena
- Henry Brainard
 Added: Dec. 3, 2007

- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Oct. 22, 2006

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