|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1915, Austria|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 2008|
Maria Branton (‘Midy'), 92, of Villa Rica, Ga., beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died on June 23, 2008. Maria died peacefully at home surrounded by family.
Born December 14, 1915, in Innsbruck, Austria to Josephine Borst and Guido Scarperi. Maria grew up in Innsbruck, Austria but fled to France with her husband in 1938 after Hitler's invasion of their native country. She attended European Nursing School in Paris. They succeeded in leaving the German occupied territory of Vichy, France arriving in the United States in 1941. Maria continued her training in the Nursing and Education fields in New York and enjoyed a distinguished career as a Nurse and Teacher from 1941-1973. Maria enjoyed spending time gardening, reading, exercising her beloved dog, Max, discussing political affairs and always nursing or caring for others.
Maria is survived by her son, Jeffrey Branton, and wife, Jacqueline, Villa Rica, Ga.; grandsons, James Branton, Atlanta, Ga., Jason Branton and wife, Lori, Winston, Ga.; great-granddaughters, Sydney, and Samantha Branton, Winston, Ga., and Savannah Branton, Atlanta, Ga.; niece, Marianna Lohaus, Innsbruck, Austria, and nephew, Wolfgang Kolneder, Berlin, Germany.
Maria was preceded in death by her loving husband of 33 years, Harry Branton; mother, Josephine Mader Borst and sister, Edith Kolneder.
A private memorial service will be held at her home in Villa Rica, Ga., and eulogized by Dr. Reverend Edward Halldorson, Jr., Chatham, N.J, son of her beloved friend, Edward Marion Halldorson. Maria will be buried alongside her husband in the Marietta Georgia National Cemetery.
Harry Branton (1907 - 1981)
US ARMY 1ST LT WORLD WAR II
Note: WIFE OF HARRY BRANTON
Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: U, 0, 407
Created by: Crickett McKinney
Record added: Dec 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45184498
Added: Feb. 24, 2014