Joan P. Branecki

Joan Pauline Branecki (nee Halik), 84, of Harvard and formerly of Brookfield, died Dec. 20, 2020 at Shepherd Premier Senior Living in Harvard.

Ms. Branecki was born June 30, 1936 in Cicero and worked as a secretary at the Western Electric Company prior to retirement. She was a member of St. Mary Church in Riverside and the Women of the Moose. She enjoyed bowling, ceramics, gardening and bingo.

 She was the wife of the late Walter J.; the mother of Patti (Andy) Mazil, David (Sherry) Branecki and Sherri (Dave) Vohaska; the grandmother of Alyssa, Nic, Brian, Dylan, Jake and Maddie; the sister of the late Geraldine Rada; and the aunt of Dr. Robert Rada, Michael Rada and many other nieces and nephews. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 126 Herrick Road, Riverside. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the church by 9:45 a.m. Entombment is at Resurrection Cemetery Garden Mausoleum. 

Memorials to St. Mary Church would be appreciated. 

Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements. 

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