Terry T Braga
August 22, 1939 – May 16, 2018
Terry T. Braga, of Bradenton passed away Wednesday May 16, 2018 at the age of 78, he was born August 22, 1939 in Honolulu Hawaii. Terry was a detective for the NYPD for 25 years and a Navy Diver from 1959 to 1963. He graduated from John Jay College with a BS degree in Criminal Justice. Terry loved to fly and at the age of 60 took lessons and was licensed to instruct. He remained in touch with his fellow officers and was a member of the 1013 Club here in Sarasota, Florida. As well as his Navy Buddies and a member of the “Tidewater”. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by loving Wife Paulette, his two daughters, Dawn Bornkamp her husband Michael, Eve Citrano and her husband Christopher and his grandson, Joseph Citrano. His brothers, Ernest Braga and Barney Reilly and Kevin Reilly. He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest & Laura Braga. Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home is entrusted with final care.
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Anthony "Tony" Marone
May 21, 2018
Terry was a consistent figure at all the Annual Manasota 10-13 Club (Ret. NYPD Officers) Christmas Dinner Dances. You could always count on Paulette and Terry supporting the 10-13 Club. Our Club's addition of monthly Dine-A-Round's saw them regularly attending as well. Terry hardly ever missed a monthly meeting. He was a dedicated member who will be sorely missed. You were taken from us too early. On behalf of all your Brothers and Sisters in Blue of the Manasota 10-13 Club, may you rest in eternal peace, Anthony "Tony" Marone, President.
May 21, 2018
Great guy loved to hear his detective stories. I will never forget see him on HBO in the 80's . Tell that story all the time. He will be missed
May 19, 2018
Terry, you were a proud, and well-liked member of the Manasota 10-13 Club for a number of years.
We were all terribly saddened by the news of your passing this week, and our deepest condolences go out to your wife, Paulette, as well as your kids and grandkids.
A co-worker of your in OCCB from 1981 - 1991, BILL KREBS, sends along his condolences as well.
Your name will be brought up at this month's meeting, Terry, accompanied by a moment of silence; not so much to mourn your passing, but to celebrate that you lived.
Rest in peace, old friend; a lot of your former brothers in blue await your "reunion" behind those pearly gates............
With warmest regards,
Joe Timmons, Treasurer, and all members of the Manasota 10-13 Club.
May 19, 2018
Dear Paulette, Dawn, Eve and Family
Please accept my sincere condolence in regards to your tragic loss. It is with heavy heart that I write this message. It was my pleasure to have worked with Terry in the NYPD /TARU. Terry was always one of my heroes who would take the time show you the ropes. He was a mentors when I was first assigned to the unit. Although he was an experienced technical investigator, he never hesitated to share all his knowledge and experience. Terry was looked upon by all his colleagues as a go-to-guy who when you didn't know how to accomplish a technical problem, he would be able to figure it out for you, but never looked for the credit. Terry served his country in the Navy and later a long career in the NYPD. The best way to describe Terry is to remember him as the gentleman he always was. He was dedicated to his family and friends and he always had the ability to put a smile on you face. I will pray that God welcomes Terry into "The Kingdom of Heaven," Where he will enjoy eternal peace and everlasting happiness. My God Always Bless, Paulette, Dawn and Eve, along with the extended Braga family and may I remind you that; " The Best Is Yet To Come..." Bob Benz , (Ret. NYPD / TARU-7)