Nancy C. Bracciano

Nancy C. Bracciano, 93, Lawrence, passed away Friday, September 29, 2023, at Brandon Woods Assisted Living. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2023, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence.

Nancy was born on January 8, 1930, in Bay City, MI, the daughter of Ernest and Elsie (Kruschinski) Baumbach.

Nancy married Leo Bracciano on March 1, 1952, in Detroit, MI. He preceded her in death in 2019.

She was a faithful member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Survivors include her five sons, Joseph (Lisa) Bracciano, Thomas Bracciano, Andrew (Cindy) Bracciano, all of Lawrence, James (Kristi) Bracciano, Olathe, KS, Michael (Susan) Bracciano, St. Joseph, MO; three daughters, Carol Bracciano, Hereford, AZ, Cynthia (Mike) Savage, Corpus Christi, TX, Jeanne (Marc) Berghaus, Meade, KS; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to Corpus Christi Catholic Church and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

9 Condolences

  1. Peggy Waldschmidt on October 3, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Nancy was a beautiful lady. I feel so blessed to have met her. We met several years ago when she requested communion from her parish, Corpus Christi. It was such a privilege to bring Jesus to her & she was so grateful. We had long talks about our children, the early years , & our nursing professions which we had in common. Nan, may you rest in peace in the living arms of our savior.

  2. Tom Hays on October 5, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    Carol, Cynthia, Jeanne, Joe, James, Tom, Mike and Andy. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Please know that I am thinking about all of you.

  3. Barbara Hays Jefferson on October 5, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    To the Bracciano family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Mrs Bracciano she was an amazing strong woman! I was fortunate to have had the blessing of her in my early years. You are in my heart and prayers. May God’s grace bring you peace.
    Sincerely, Barbara Hays Jefferson

  4. Bryan Wyatt on October 5, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    My condolences to the Bracciano family on the passing of their mother. A very good family with good upbringing from their parents.
    Prayers to all of the Bracciano family.

  5. michael b martin on October 8, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Tom… and your entire family… my thoughts and prayers are with you. I’ve recently went through the same thing. Remember all of the home cooking, laughing, smiling, and hugging. ❤️ you all.

  6. Michael Zimmerman on October 8, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    Jim, Joe… so very sorry.

  7. Erin Hugh on October 12, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Love and prayers for all the Bracciano family! Thinking of you!

  8. Jim Williamson on October 13, 2023 at 8:41 am

    Leo and Nan facilitated our marriage prep classes prior to us getting married in 1991. I think it says a lot about Nan when I remember her and the role she and John played in our happy marriage 32 years later. She took five couples into her home for six Sunday evenings and served as a tremendous role model of a marriage partner. Thoughts, prayers and positive energy goes out to her children, extended family and many friends. May Nan be as free as the wind, as soft as sheep’s wool, as straight as an arrow that she may journey into the heart of God.

  9. Michael E Mitchell on October 17, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Nancy was a strong woman and she raised eight strong children! Condolences to the entire family.

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