Bernice Kathryn Braymiller Doyle, (nee Brusehaber) 93, of Eden, NY, passed away peacefully on April 15th, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Springville, NY surrounded by her loving children and Ruth.
Bernie was born in Eden, NY to Oscar and Louise Brusehaber on January 7, 1927. She went to high school at Eden Central School and graduated in 1945. She married her high school sweetheart Bob Braymiller in 1948. They lived on a large dairy and quarter horse farm in Lawtons, NY where she raised their children. After the death of her husband and eldest son, John, she was an exceptional parent to her children still at home - driving a horse trailer all over the northeast, attending every basketball and soccer game, cooking, cleaning, canning, and caring for them. She learned to ski and went on to earn an Associate’s degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from ECC in her 50s. She enjoyed many artistic hobbies, including basket weaving, sewing, knitting, and drawing, and was an incredible baker.
Bernie is survived by her children, Nancy Braymiller (Ernie Ward) of Granby, MA, Carol Brucato (James) of Springville, NY, Jay Braymiller (Margaret) of Boston, NY, Daniel (Digger) Braymiller (Kristin) of Boulder, CO. She is also survived by her sisters Rita Francisco of Arcade, NY and Marjory Witte of Eden, NY, grandchildren Derek Sampson, Leah Braymiller, Sarah Lucia Brucato, Molly Braymiller, Jack Braymiller, Lucy Braymiller, and Anna Braymiller, great grandchildren Xander and Xava Manell and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husbands Robert J. Braymiller and Brent Doyle, and children John Robert Braymiller and David John Braymiller and siblings Dorothy Kracht, Alta Arlen, Jean Muck, and Richard Brusehaber.
Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden NY. Hospice Buffalo was an incredible and caring resource during her last months. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice in Bernie’s name, 225 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1480.
Because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, we will be celebrating Bernie’s life at a private memorial service later this year.
Laing Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements. Words of sympathy may be left on www.LaingFuneralHome.com