AUGUSTA — Laurette T. Brann, 79, died Wednesday, July 13, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta Campus, following a long illness.

She was born in Augusta, Oct. 17, 1931, a daughter of the late Wilfred Turmel Sr. and Angeline (Cloutier) Turmel.

Mrs. Brann had been employed by the Augusta Mental Health Institute for 17 years. She also had been employed by MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center at Glenridge for several years. She was a communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Laurette was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed her family very much.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Richard C. Brann of Augusta; two sons, Richard R. Brann and his wife, Hilda, of West Gardiner and Robert D. Brann and his wife, Deborah, of Lewiston; two daughters, Linda M. Soule and her husband, Wayne, of Augusta and Lorna J. Botts and her husband, Phill, of Augusta; a brother, Raymond Turmel and his wife, Mae, of Waterville; 13 grandchildren, Lisa and Ben Moore, Steven Soule, Cindy and Charlie Winslow, Heather and Bob Ahearn, Hilary Brune, Tammy and Dana Rollins, Amy and Carl Follensbee, Alison and Jim Poirier, Susan Zayac, Michelle and Ben Condon, Scott and Lynn Brann, Ryan Brann and Travis and Sophie Brann; 19 great-grandchildren, Heidi Moore, Kieran Ahearn, Katie Brune, Justin and Katie Soule, Shae-Lynne Follensbee, Jessica Rollins, Austin Levesque, Jayden Poirier, Joshua Zayac, Tyler and Alex Leet, Brandon and Bradley Condon, Nolen, Ella, Connor, Addison and Taylor Brann; three special friends, Lisa Shenett, Gemma Dumont and Betty Bell; as well as several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Brann was predeceased by a daughter, Gail G. Martin; a brother, Wilfred Turmel Jr.; a sister, Juliette Sanborn; and her mother-in-law, Exilia M. Brann.

The family would like to extend a special “thank-you” to HealthReach Home Services, Dr. Andrew Smith, Dr. James Brassard, Dr. Kevin Kane, Dr. Cameron McKee and the nurses and staff on A-1, A-3 and ICU for the wonderful care and compassion they showed to Laurette.

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