Robert Branagan Obituary

Robert J. Branagan
Robert J. Branagan

July 6, 1941 - July 25, 2019
Born in Brockton, MA
Resided in Niantic, Connecticut


Robert Branagan
Niantic- Captain Robert J. Branagan, 78, of Niantic, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 25, 2019.
Bob graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and became a commissioned officer of the United States Public Health Service in 1965. He proudly served his country for thirty years with the Public Health Service, United States Coast Guard, and Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons. Throughout his career he received numerous commendations and medals.
After a brief hiatus, when he realized his golf game was not going to improve, he continued his Pharmacy career at the Naval Submarine Base New London for twenty years. He was proud to be a pharmacist for fifty years.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Rhea (Sue), daughters Patty (Eric) and Kathleen (David); grandchildren Marcus, Aidan, Ava, Sydney; brother Charles Jr. (Mary); niece and nephews Maureen, Charles III, and Sean. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Lucille.
Bob will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 AM on Thursday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. Burial will follow. Calling hours are Wednesday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( Condolences may be shared on Bob’s memorial page at




Calling Hours
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Thursday, August 1, 2019
11:00 AM

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