GUILFORD - Mary Louise Bean (Bravo), 86, of Guilford, loving wife of the late Oren N. Bean and Jose A. Bravo, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, peacefully passed away with her family at her side on March 28, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.
Born in Sao Paolo, Brazil May 22, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Carlos A. and Rosemary Kebe Loth.
Marylu was a Court Interpreter and worked for the State of Connecticut Judicial Department. Earlier in her career she was an English teacher in Medellin, Colombia. Marylu was an active parishioner of St George's Church of Guilford. She was an award-winning sewer and baker, and loved ladybugs, traveling, the NY Mets and her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Lucy Ellen Bravo of Guilford, Andrew Bravo (Susan) of Wallingford, John David Bravo of New Haven, George W Bravo of Guilford, Louise "Betsy" Bravo and her fiancé Chad Trombley of Bethany and Mary "Lolly" Bravo of Evanston, IL; grandchildren Jennifer Whitman, Stephanie Bravo Hohenstein and her husband, Andrew, Margaret Bravo, Kelly Bravo Cherhoniak and her husband Ryan and Paulina Bravo; two step-grandchildren John and Kathleen Adams; her great grandchildren Drew, Hailey, Cooper and Oliver Hohenstein. She is also survived by sister Patricia Keim and brother Carlos W. Kebe and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Rosemary "Posie" Smith and her grandson, Matthew Bravo.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 22 at 10:00 am in St. George's Church, 33 Whitfield St, Guilford, CT. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Smile Train www.smiletrain.org. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Connecticut Hospice for their care and support. To leave a message of remembrance or to find directions, please visit: www.BaileyCares.com.