OBITUARY

Terry T Braga

August 22, 1939May 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.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Joe Timmons

June 4, 2018

To the Braga family;

I relayed the information about Terry's funeral service to a fellow member, with the date, time, and location and asked him to enter that information on two (2) different websites. Unfortunately, he entered the wrong DATE in both locations; he listed the services on the twenty-NINTH of May, instead of the twenty-SEVENTH.

I did not discover this error until I fielded several angry calls from members about the mix-up. I take full responsibility, and apologize to the Braga family if the turnout wasn't what was expected, and not enough of us were there to show Terry and the Braga family the respect they deserved at such a difficult time.

Once again, Terry, your fellow members of the Manasota 10-13 Club were proud to have you amongst us. May you rest in peace.

Bob Louden

May 28, 2018

I was proud and lucky to welcome Terry into HNT / TARU at a difficult time in the NYPD. He was always the best in everything that he did, and with a sense of humor. Rest in Peace on Memorial Day and always.
Bob Louden - CO. HNT / TARU (retired)

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.

Richard Larrabee

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

Joe Timmons

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.

Bob Benz

May 18, 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)

FROM THE FAMILY