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George F. Braeske

November 24, 1942 — March 12, 2015

BRAESKE, George, 72, of Bergenfield went to be with his loved ones in heaven on Thursday, March 12. George was beloved by his family and friends for his gentle spirit and big-hearted soul. He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Susan Atkinson Braeske, and his three children, Kristine (Jamie) Rodgerson, Michael Braeske (Peggy and her children Vicki, Billy and Jonathan), and Patricia (Anthony) Cavlov. He was cherished by his four granddaughters: Annie, Amelia, Megan and Abby. He is survived by brothers Arnold (Grace) and Martin (Beverly). Predeceased by his parents, Paul and Martha Braeske, his brother Alfred, and his brother-in-law John Atkinson. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Elizabeth Vivenzio, Diane Sto Domingo, Teresa Fargnoli and Patricia Hollenfer, and by his brothers-in-law Norman David Atkinson and Thomas Atkinson, as well as dozens of nieces and nephews. George was a brave firefighter for 33 years employed by the Borough of Bergenfield and for over 40 years with the Bergenfield Volunteer Fire Department, serving one year as Chief. He also volunteered for many years at the St. John's Church food pantry. Visiting will be held Saturday 4 to 8 pm and Sunday, 5 to 8 pm, at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ. A Fire Department Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday at 7 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 am at St. Therese Church, 120 Monroe Ave, Cresskill, NJ, with interment at George Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or the Bergenfield Fire Training Center.

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

Previous Events

visitation
Saturday, March 14, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Visiting on Saturday March 14, 2015 from 4-8PM and Sunday March 15, 2015 from 5-8PM.

visitation
Sunday, March 15, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

cemetery
Monday, March 16, 2015
George Washington Memorial Park

234 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Interment on Monday March 16, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

service
Monday, March 16, 2015
St. Therese R.C. Church

120 Monroe St.
Cresskill, NJ 07626

Funeral mass on Monday March 16, 2015 at 10 AM.

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