Manuel Braga, Jr.
September 26, 1923 ~ January 7, 2014
Manuel Braga, Jr., age 90, Marion resident for the past 26 years, formally of Dartmouth, MA, passed away January 7, 2014 in his home. He was born in Dartmouth, MA to the late Annie (Fratus) Braga and Manuel Braga in September of 1923. He married Donna J. (Moore) King in January 1976. She survives.
He retired from Rockwell International where he was a gear machinist after moving to Illinois from California where he had his own gear shop.
He was in the United States Army from 1943-1946. He was actively involved in building and racing a midget race car with USAC and a member of various midget clubs in California and the Midwest.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Braga; sister, Ruth Santos, New Bedford, MA; brothers, August (Zelma) Braga, Fall River, MA, Alfred Braga, Dartmouth, MA, Robert (Nancy) Braga, Westport, MA; daughter, Joyce (Lon) Roettele, Whitewood, SD; stepson, Bryan (Kathy) King, Loves Park, IL; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie and Manuel Braga; brothers, William Braga, Louis Braga, Elias Braga, Edward Braga; sisters, Mary Medeiros, Helen Silva, Anna Braga, Beatrice Medeiros, Dorothy Ricardo and Barbara Rogers.
Interment will be in Marion National Cemetery.
Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main Street, Gas City, Indiana handled arrangements.
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