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HOULTON - Lydia C. Bragan,85, died July 2, 2014 at a local hospital following a brief illness. She was born August 19, 1928 in Smyrna, where she grew up, the daughter of Arthur and Jessie (Sewell) Brownlow.

Lydia had been employed at the Northland Hotel, Ricker College cafeteria, and several businesses she and her husband owned. She also worked at Catholic Charities of Maine and Lydia enjoyed baby sitting and housekeeping. She was a member of the Oakfield Baptist Church. Lydia was a very caring mother, grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her family was very special to her. Her pretty smile will be missed by all her special friends at the Madigan House.

She leaves her family, a daughter and her husband, Diane and Dennis Clark of Houlton, a daughter and her husband, Trudy and Joey Tarr of Oakfield and Vickey Tilley of Littleton, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Bragan, a sister-in-law, Priscilla Brownlow, and seven grandchildren, Denise Hitchcock, Deanna and Bruce Edkins, Darrin and Rita Clark, Jolynn Sherman, Jason and Alyssa Tarr, Brian and Molly Bragan and Tim and Dorinda Bragan. 17 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceasing her was her husband, Elbridge Bragan, a son, Brian Bragan, brothers, Stanley and Ronald Brownlow, a sister, Alice Collier, a son-in-law, Junior Tilley, a grandson-in-law, Brett Hitchcock.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5th at the Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton with the Rev. Mark Lunn officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from noon on Saturday until time of the service. Interment will be in the Oakfield Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.dunnfuneral.com
Published on  July 4, 2014
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