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Michael T. Braga

June 16, 1943 — June 13, 2023

Michael Thomas Braga passed away peacefully on the morning of June 13th in Maineville, Ohio. Friday June 16th would have been his 80th birthday. Michael was born in Norwalk, CT on June 16th 1943 to Ida and Joseph Braga. Michael is survived by wife Diane Braga, sons David and Daryl Braga. Michael was preceded in death by his first wife Jessie Elizabeth Braga (Olmstead) in 2002. Michael also leaves behind four grandchildren and two step-children .

Michael Thomas Braga was raised in Norwalk, CT and was a graduate of J.M. Wright Technical High School. He started a career in trucking and transportation at United Postal Service, Consolidated Frieghtways and eventually retired from Toyota Logistical Services as safety manager in 2009. He moved with his first wife Jessie Braga and one son to Southern California in 1988. He was forever an active member of the Catholic Church. He started a liturgical musical vocation at St Jerome Church in the early 1970’s. During the 1980’s Michael and his wife were very involved with the parish at St Stephen’s Catholic Church in Trumbull Connecticut. When he moved to Southern California he soon became a music director at St Peter and St Paul Catholic Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Michael led musical worship with his guitar and an amazing voice.

Michael Braga enjoyed his family and many friends. He was well loved by many. Many knew him to be genuine and kind. He loved baseball, 1950’s music and WWII history. His favorite pastime was watching Looney Tunes. He will be missed by all and remain in our thoughts and hearts. God has called another angel back home.

Viewing and visitation with service will be offered at

St. Susanna Catholic Church

616 Reading Road
Mason, OH 45040
Friday, June 16 2023 10:00am-11:00am
Mass to follow at 11:00am. Reception to follow after Mass

A Service will take place in Connecticut the week of June 19th. There will be a service at

St Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church

6948 Main Street Trumbull, CT 06611 Tuesday, June 20 2023 11:30am-12:30pm

Visitation arrangements in Norwalk Connecticut

Collins Funeral Home

92 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851 Wednesday, June 21 2023 10:00am-12:00pm

Graveside Service to follow at:

Riverside Cemetery

81 Riverside Avenue Norwalk, CT 06850

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in Michael’s name to:

Transforming A Life

9717 Cinch Ring Lane
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
PayPal of Venmo to TransformingAlife@gmail.com

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, June 16, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Susanna Catholic Church

616 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

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Mass

Friday, June 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Susanna Catholic Church

616 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

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