Barbara M. “Bobbie” Bragger, 67, Adams

ADAMS, NY — Barbara M. “Bobbie” Bragger, 67, of Adams, NY, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at her home where she was surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 19, 1951, in Watertown, a daughter of William and Barbara (Jenkins) Milton, she graduated in 1969 from Watertown High School and went on to receive her degree as a registered nurse from St. Lawrence School of Nursing. She worked the next forty three years at the Samaritan Medical Center, retiring in 2015.

She enjoyed dancing and spending time with family and friends.  She was also a member of the NYS Nursing Association.

Among her survivors are her companion of over thirty years, Donna J. Merry, Adams; a daughter and her wife, Kelly S. Bragger-Monteith and Rosanne L. Monteith, Watertown; a son, William P. Bragger and his companion Alicia Rabon, Watertown; her beloved parents, William and Barbara Milton, Watertown; four grandchildren, Samuel, Kendra, Remington, and Philip; four sisters and their husbands, Karen and Joe Wilson, Ohio, Janice VanNess, Pulaski, Wendy and Dennis Peters, Utah, Cindy and John Cook, Black River; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by an infant sister Phyllis and nephew Garret VanNess.

Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, 117 N. Massey St., Watertown.

Donations may be made to “All creatures great and small” care of South Jefferson Veterinary Clinic 7 West Church St., Adams, NY 13605, or Hospice of Jefferson County.

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