Laura B. Brann
NORTHGLENN, CO – Laura Belle Brann, 84, a resident of Avamere Transitional Care Nursing Home, went home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2019.
Laura was born in Auburn, Maine on January 26, 1935. She was the first of three daughters born to Harold and Marguerite Arris Allard. Laura grew up in Brunswick, Maine and graduated valedictorian of the Brunswick High School Class of 1952. On February 4, 1956, Laura married Gerald K. Swain, and they lived in East Brunswick. They had three children; Brian, Brenda, and Barbara. Gerald passed away in April 1972. Later in life Laura married Leonard C. Brann, and they had a daughter, Pamela.
Laura was involved in many things in Brunswick. She coached Ponytail Softball; served as president of the Will Ryder Bowling League (where she was also an avid bowler); sang and performed in the annual American Cancer Society Crusade Capers; socialized at the 55 Plus Center; ushered at the Maine State Music Theater; volunteered at the soup kitchen, and was involved in local politics. She had a deep passion for writing letters to the editor in the local newspaper, The Times Record. She loved watching the New England Patriots football games. Laura loved the Brunswick area and lived there for most of her life before moving to Colorado in 2007 to be closer to her youngest daughter, Pam and family.
Laura is survived by her sister, Nellie Berry of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; four children: Brian Swain of San Antonio, Texas; Brenda (Brian) Veale of Gwinn, Michigan; Barbara Rollins and companion, Jim McDuff of Brunswick, Maine; and Pamela (Rob) Migliore of Thornton, Colorado. She has numerous nieces and nephews. Laura was Nana to eight grandchildren: Brandon and Bradley Veale and Breanna (Martin) Kovarik; Wendell and John Bailey, James Rollins; and Siena and Jackson Migliore. Laura was Super Nana to nine great grandchildren: Harper, Theo, Tiffany, Julia, Trent, Kendra, Austen, Lillie, and Gabriel.
Laura was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Audrey; a nephew, JImmy; a son-in-law, Mike Rollins; and her husband of 16 years, Gerald Swain.
A memorial service is planned for Spring 2020 in the Brunswick area. Interment will be in the Harding Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Midcoast Humane Society in Brunswick, Maine or at https://midc- oasthumane.org/donate.