Natalie J. (Randlette) Brann
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1946 - 2017
WINSLOW - Natalie J. (Randlette) Brann, 70, of Winslow, passed away on March 7, 2017, at her home surrounded by the love of her family. Natalie was born on Sept. 20, 1946, in Lewiston, the daughter of George and Gertrude Randlette, and was raised in Monmouth.
Upon graduating from Monmouth Academy in 1964, she began working various office jobs and later became a full-time homemaker caring for her home and family. In 2002, she re-entered the outside workforce and began working for Maine Mobile MRI, retiring in March of 2016.
On Nov. 25, 1967, Natalie married the love of her life, Richard W. Brann, whom she sadly lost in October of 2010. Natalie and Dick, as he was better known, moved to Clinton where they raised their two daughters.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and painting, but her favorite pastime of all was spending time with her family. She and Dick moved to Winslow in 2005 to be closer to their girls and their families. Natalie adored both of her grandsons, and they were the pride and joy of her life.
She was a kind and loving woman with an infectious personality, quick wit, and great sense of humor. She was an avid shopper and self-proclaimed sockaholic! She would never leave the house without matching completely from head to toe.
She was an intuitive person as her advice was often sought out by family, friends, and sometimes even strangers. She had a special way of always making others feel better. Natalie reconnected with old friends, made special new friendships, and never stopped caring about and helping others. We were very blessed to have her as our mom, and she will be forever missed.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard W. Brann; parents, George and Gertrude Randlette; sister, Barbara Sousa, brother, Bradley Randlette, and in-laws, George, Eva, and Paul Brann.
She is survived by daughter, Michele (Brann) Strahan, her husband, Jim, and grandson, Michael, of Winslow; daughter, Melissa Brann-Boucher, her husband, Bill, and grandson, Lucas, of Winslow; sister, Marcia Cooper and her husband, Delbert Cooper, of Winthrop; sister, Lottie Carlson of Manchester, several nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.
We would like to thank the MaineGeneral Community Care Hospice team with a special thank you to Dr. Robert Dohner, Kathie Roy, Michelle Lambert, Jesse Gerow, and Michelle Demchak. We would also like to thank Julianne Bousquet for her special support and friendship
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine.
Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.directcremationofmaine.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to:
Maine General Hospice
10 Water Street, Suite 307
Waterville, Maine 04901
Direct Cremation of Maine
182 Waldo Avenue
Belfast, ME 04915
Published in Central Maine on Mar. 10, 2017