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Timothy J. Branski

October 17, 2019

Timothy J. BranskiTimothy J. Branski, 52, of Watertown passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Samaritan Medical Center.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Church on Tuesday, October 22, at 11 AM with Rev. J. Mickey Demo, pastor presiding, followed by burial in Brookside Cemetery. There are no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Tim was born in Watertown on July 20, 1967, son of Matthew J. Branski and the late Mary L. Burr Branski. He was a 1985 graduate of Watertown High School and received his bachelor's degree from SUNY Potsdam. He played lacrosse at both institutions; for his father in high school and for his brother Mike in college. He served as the Sports Information Director for SUNY Potsdam and then came back to Watertown. Tim served the US Post Office, Watertown for 25 years as a night clerk, sorter, and maintenance worker and also bartended at the Watertown American Legion.

He was a former communicant of Holy Family Church and a current member of both the Elks Lodge 496 and Sons of the American Legion Post 61. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and playing cards. He loved spending time with his family as well as taking care of his two cats, Bailey and Buddy. He was a true animal lover.

Tim is survived by his father, Matthew J. Branski, Watertown; two brothers, Michael E. Branski, wife Kathleen B., and their daughter Elizabeth, Black River and Mark J. Branski and Pam Elliott, Chaumont; sister, Cynthia A. Fusco and her children Maria, Michael, and Victoria, Chaumont; numerous aunts and uncles, including his godparents James and Sandy Branski, Chaumont; and cousins. His mother, Mary, died June 20, 2016.

In lieu of flowers donations in Tim's name may be made to the SPCA of Jefferson County, PO Box 531, Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#33 Joe Simmons 2019-10-30 08:49
Deepest sympathies to the Branski family.
Regards Joe Simmons
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#32 Hovendon & Leavery 2019-10-24 10:51
Dear Branski Family, We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to your beautiful family. Our thoughts, hearts, and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. May God bless you and keep you close.
Walter Hovendon & Teresa Leavery
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#31 Bob and Dawn Dick 2019-10-23 07:16
Matt and family - We were saddened to hear of your loss. We extend our deepest condolences to the Branski family during this very difficult time and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
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#30 Patricia Oatridge 2019-10-21 22:51
My deepest condolences to the entire Branski family. Tim was a kind and funny guy in school and we were only one month apart in age. My Prayers are with you. May he Rest In Peace.
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#29 Darlene Sheitz 2019-10-21 11:16
My deepest sympathies to the Branski Family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
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#28 Becca Hare 2019-10-21 08:30
My deepest condolences to the entire Branski family.
I have many memories of laughter and fun that Tim and I shared during our college years at SUNY Potsdam.
My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time.
Rest in peace Tim.
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#27 Yvonne Heldt 2019-10-20 21:58
Very sorry to hear this sad news. My sincere condolences to the family. Tim was a classmate and friend. I remember him fondly.
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#26 Ted Bence 2019-10-20 21:14
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Tim. We developed a friendship and shared the familiar Hey TB as our greeting. We laughed and told stories of our Potsdam days even though years apart, they were similar. I express condolences and prayers to his family and specifically to Matt Branski a good man. Peace be with you all..
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#25 ken and beth smith 2019-10-20 14:45
we are former neighbors and postal coworkers of Tim. we were shocked to hear of his passing. rest in peace Tim and our sympathies to the entire Branski family.
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#24 Kevin Trombley 2019-10-19 10:51
So sad to hear this. My family are thinking and praying for you Coach Branski, Mike, and the entire family. We hope you find peace.
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