Mary C. (Soplata) BrafordAugust 2, 1955 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 62)
Mary C. Braford, 62 of Claridon Township, passed away Friday morning, October 6, 2017 at Burton Health Care. Born on August 2, 1955 in Chardon, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Margaret “Peggy” Ann (Murray) Soplata. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in 1973 and attended Willoughby School of Fine Arts. Mary was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church and former member of St. Mary’s in Chardon. She married Daniel Braford December 28, 1974. They lived in Claridon Township 32 years, formerly of Newbury. Mary worked in the cafeteria for Geauga County and Notre Dame Elementary Schools. She enjoyed working on her mini farm and camping. She especially enjoyed assisting her children in 4-H; Geauga Co. Fair and the Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival. She was the Hammer & Nail Queen for 9 years. Mary was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed dearly.
She is survived by her beloved husband Daniel of 43 years this Dec.; five loving children, David (Nancy) of Rocky River, Douglas (Lauren) of Pickerington, Daniel E. (Stephanie) of Painesville, Dwight of Claridon, and Deborah Braford of Claridon; five wonderful grandchildren; her brother Walter C. (Lisa) Soplata of Collierville, TN; and three sisters, Rita (Michael) Mitch of Sagamore Hills, Sister Mary Barbara Soplata, SND of Chardon, and Margaret (William) Soplata of Newbury; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, OH 44062. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, at St. Helen Catholic Church, 12060 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH 44065. Burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.