Eleanor Cecilia Carusi Braun, 75, of Washington Twp., died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Fowlerville, Michigan on December 14, 1936, the daughter of the late John and Lena Eleanora Bruno Carusi.
Eleanor graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1955 and was the Salutatorian of her class. She had passion to travel, especially to almost every one of the country's National Parks where she loved to watch the waterfalls. Eleanor also enjoyed flower gardening and reading mystery novels.
She worked at Kaufman's department store for more than 22 years.
She was preceded in death by four brothers; Anthony â€śTonyâ€ť Carusi, Santo â€śSandyâ€ť Carusi, Bruno â€śBingâ€ť Carusi and John Carusi, Jr.; also three sisters; Rose Tenney, Consetta Kasuda, Lucy Koch Randalls, and a beloved cat, Casey.
Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, Jack C. Braun; a son, Jeffrey Braun and his wife, Christine; a daughter, Michelle Braun, a brother; Samuel (Hazel) Carusi of Texas; a sister Carol Saunders of Texas; also, two grandchildren, Nicholas and Ashley Braun; three surrogate grandchildren, Andrew Adamowicz, Elizabeth Olon, and Heather Williams; many nieces and nephews; and a beloved cat, Midnight.
Much gratitude goes to Dr. Jason Brown and the professional staff at the Oncology Wellness Center in Meadville, PA.
Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home, 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Funeral Services will be Private.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Edinboro Area Historical Society (EAHS), P.O. Box 18, Edinboro, PA 16412.