Joseph O. Bragantin Jr., 79, Bristol

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Joseph O. Bragantin Jr, 79, a lifelong resident of Bristol, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.

He was a son of the late Joseph O. Bragantin Sr., and Mary (Coite-Coelho) Bragantin, and the beloved husband of the late Catherine (Kane) Bragantin.

Mr. Bragantin was a well-known entrepreneur in Bristol County, having started several businesses and an owner of many properties. He was a Navy veteran, having served in Korea.

A lifelong love of cars spurred him to join various car clubs over the years.

He leaves his children, Joseph O. Bragantin III of Warren, Stephen Bragantin of Bristol, Cynthia Frankow of Green Bay, WI and Ann Carvalho of Swansea; siblings, Frank Bragantin of Florida, Lydia Carreiro and Mary Barbour of Bristol; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He also leaves a companion, Barbara Parker.

He was the father of the late Catherine St. Onge.

Family received friends on Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Smith Funeral and Memorial Services in Warren. His funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 2.

Burial was in the North Burial Ground.

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