Online Obituary

11/13/1948 - 11/24/2012


64, of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Deborah Graves. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Norma (Carefelt) Brais of Winston-Salem, NC, and the late Joseph Brais. David was the Director of Education and Career Development for Coldwell Banker Real Estate Company. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War Era. David was a graduate of Pawtucket High School, Class of 1966. He attended New York University, Farmingdale, NY for Landscape Design. David was a mentor, businessman, teacher, inventor, entrepreneur, and friend to all. He was an avid sailor, gardener, and landscape designer.

Besides his wife and mother he is survived by his loving children, Michael Brais of New York, NY, John Brais and his wife Blanche of Winston-Salem, NC, Elizabeth Brais and her husband Alexander Bowles of Windmandhem, England, and his step children Robert Kaplan and his wife Jennifer of Warwick, and Christine Kaplan and her boyfriend Ivan Jenkins. He was the grandfather of five. He was the brother of the late Patricia Bedard .

His funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston. Interment with Military Honors will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. VISITING HOURS Tuesday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.

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From: Cory Thurston-Lallo   Warwick
Relationship:  Friend

Dear Deb and Family, Please know that I am thinking of all of you at this very sad time. Sending you my thoughts and prayers. Love, Cory
Sent:  11/25/2012

From: Don and Sally Turner   Wells
Relationship:  Friend

Deb and Family, We are very sorry to hear about David's passing. His friendship will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this time of sorrow.
Sent:  11/26/2012

From: Ann & George Enos   Coventry RI
Relationship:  Friend and Colleague

So long my friend. It was a pleasure knowing you here on this earth so here's until we meet again. Love, hugs and prayers to you Deb. You're an inspiration and David was a very lucky man when you came into his world.
Sent:  11/26/2012

From: George & Denise Hannouch   Cranston
Relationship:  Realtor, Friend

To the Brais Family: David was an amazing mentor to us as new Realtors 12 years ago. I attribute some of our initial success and motivation to what David taught us at Coldwell Banker. His encouragement was very much appreciated. Our deepest Sympathy to his family. He will be missed. George & Denise Hannouch Realtors, Coldwell Banker Cranston, RI
Sent:  11/26/2012

From: Dave   Wakefield
Relationship:  Friend

Good jouney friend.
Sent:  2/28/2013