Edward Braga

Edward Richard Braga

Tuesday, October 1st, 1940 - Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Edward Richard Braga of Arlington, passed away on August 17. Beloved husband to Margaret (Camelio) Braga of Arlington. Loving father to Edward Braga and his wife Sandra of Newton, Anthony Braga of Winchester, Linda Cramer and her husband Adam of Easton, Karen Belanger and her husband James of Acton, Deborah Braga of Arlington and the late David Braga. Dear grandfather to Henry, Stanley, Beth and Sam. Brother of Rita Tauro and her husband Ed of Burlington, Richard Braga and his wife Judy of Florida and the late Rosalind Barnes and William Braga.

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass Ave, Arlington on Thursday August 20 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, all attendees are required to appropriately wear face coverings, practice social distancing and pay their respects and exit the funeral home promptly to allow other guests to enter. A limited number of guests will be allowed in the building at one time. A funeral service will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations in Edward's name can be made to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St. #2601, Boston, MA 02108.

Ed grew up in Somerville, MA. He was very athletic in his youth and enjoyed, basketball, track and tennis. While at Somerville High, Ed played for the varsity basketball team and helped lead them to several championships.

After high school he joined the Army and saved up to go to college. He entered Wentworth Institute after finishing his three year’s commitment in the service. His major was nuclear engineering. The year he graduated from Wentworth in 1966, he married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Camelio. He also started his job with Boston Edison as an electrical engineer switching from nuclear. He enjoyed his 49 years there, working much overtime throughout all the changes in the company. A highlight of his career was being the lead engineer overseeing the building of one of the generating stations in Boston. He retired at age 75. This August 28, 2020 he and Margaret would have been married 54 years.

Ed was always active and worked very hard to put his children through college. He had six children, three boys, Eddie, Anthony and David and three girls, Linda, Karen and Deborah. His love for his family was foremost in his life and buying a cottage in Westford brought him much happiness. He and his family were able to relax there as they spend the summers swimming, fishing, sailing, canoeing and many barbecue cookouts with the extended relatives.

Ed was not afraid to tackle any project around the house or cottage and put in two bathrooms from scratch. He had no fear of heights and fixed many a roof whether in Arlington or at the cottage or anywhere else. To relax he always enjoyed a good Western, war or other action movies as well as watching sports with a good cup of coffee.

Ed was generous, helpful and kind to all his friends, family and anyone who needed help. He was deeply loved. He will be greatly missed.

As a family, we appreciate your care, sympathy and concern for all of us during this time of overwhelming grief. Thank you.
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    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington
    Address Not Available
    Due to Covid 19 restrictions, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distancing. A limited number of visitors will be allowed in the building at one time.


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Dinald Holmes

Posted at 09:39am
So sorry to hear of my friend’s passing.
We spent 8 goid years together in the lab at Mystic.
The picture of his big smile touched me and immediately reminded me of his good humor and patience.
Glad he had a long life and many happy times. Wish the same for his family.
Don Holmes

John and Anne Webster

Posted at 01:17pm
Dear Margret, we are sorry for your loss. Bill Kelley just told us about Eddie. So many years have past. Always remember our first apartment with you and Ed. Also visiting you in Arlington after you bought the house there. We now live in Londonderry,NH. Stay safe. Sincerely John and Anne

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Posted at 04:01pm
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David Hureau

Posted at 03:30pm
Sending my most heartfelt condolences to the entire Braga family. I always enjoyed hearing stories about Ed and his approach to life from his son (and my good friend) Anthony and deeply appreciated the occasions that we had to meet. I felt a sense of kinship with a family that had so much in common with my own--please know that I am thinking of you.
--David Hureau, Albany, NY

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