Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, a private funeral service was held, followed by burial in West Lawn Memorial Park.
The family has suggested memorials be directed to the American Heart Association.
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Joyce M. Braid, 89, passed away in Ascension-All Saints on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. She was born in Racine on October 23, 1931, the daughter of the late Walter and Edna (nee: Jensen) Spencer.
On July 28, 1951, here in Racine, she was united in marriage to Roy Braid; he preceded her in death on March 19, 2011. Mrs. Braid had been employed by the Racine Unified School District from 1972 until her retirement in 1992. She was a longtime member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday School for many years. She also enjoyed gardening and was a wonderful baker. Mrs. Braid was an avid bowler, bowling on a league for over 20 years, with her high series being a 626.
Surviving are her two daughters, Cheryl Hollibush, of Racine, and Vicki (David) Flannery, of Yorkville; eight grandchildren, Jill (Barry) Niesen, of Racine, Kristi Duban, of Grafton, Laura (Daniel) Sadowski, of Racine, Elyse Flannery, of Yorkville, Riley (Jackie) Flannery, of Yorkville, Connor (Brittany Baumann) Flannery, of Raymond, Bailey Flannery, of Ann Arbor, MI, and Paige Flannery of Milwaukee; five great-grandchildren, Christian Matalik, Madelyn Sadowski, Dylan Sadowski, Weston Sadowski, and Hudson Flannery; brother, Dale (Charlene) Spencer, of Jensen Beach, FL; brother-in-law, Alex Bruni, of Menomonee Falls. Her two nieces, nephew, other relatives, and friends also survive her. In addition to her parents and loving husband, Mrs. Braid was preceded in death by her son, Gary Braid, son-in-law, Thomas Hollibush, and sister, Joan Bruni.