Genevieve Louise Bragiel


Genevieve Louise Bragiel (nee Derwis), 82, of Medina, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019. She was born September 9, 1936 in Cleveland, to the late Henry and Genevieve (nee Gardina) Derwis.

Genevieve "Jeanne" was a beautiful, blue-eyed blond, who would arrive at your house dressed to the nines. Often, a white bakery box, filled with pastries or a delicious cake or pie would be in her hand. She had a big, contagious laugh. Jeanne had a big heart, always giving to others. Her fortunate friends and family will miss the beautiful cards and letters that would arrive in the mailbox. She never missed a holiday, special occasion or the chance to make someone feel appreciated. Her handwriting was astounding in its graceful perfection right until the end. She had many interests but particularly enjoyed traveling, movies, music, theater, watching sporting events and gambling. Bingo and slots were her favorites.

Jeanne will be dearly missed by her children, John (Barb) Bragiel, Marisa Kanganis, Bridget (Jim) Cassesa, J.P. (Dave) Glowacki; granddaughters, Samantha and Sabrina Glowacki; brother, Henry Derwis; cousins, Donna Volland and Charlene James and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Norman Bragiel and her sister, Marianne Prostak.

Genevieve was interred at Hope Memorial Gardens in Hinckley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Rd., Medina, OH 44256.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Genevieve's name to Stay-A-While Cat Shelter, 880 Akins Road, North Royalton, OH 44133.

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