Carol A. Braillard died peacefully in Falmouth on March 28. She was 67.

She had been a resident of Royal Nursing Home for the past six years after relocating in 2007 from Mt. Kisco, N.Y. and living at Atria Assisted Living.

She was the adopted daughter of Donald F. Braillard and Charlotte G. Braillard from Mt. Kisco, N.Y., who predeceased her.

She was a lifelong summer visitor to the Island who loved State Beach, community sing-a-longs and sitting on the porch while watching the cross on the Tabernacle light up. She also enjoyed the filming of Jaws and hermit cookies, but her favorite thing to do on the Vineyard was to be around David Crohan while he played the piano at David’s Island House, sipping Bailey’s Irish Cream or virgin Bloody Marys.

She enjoyed many Irish songs and jokes and was a prankster in her early years, putting on her Groucho Marx glasses with the bushy eyebrows and cigar. She would shake hands with a smile and try to shock you at the same time, all in fun. She enjoyed songs from Mary Poppins and her records, including The Unicorn Song with its lyrics about humpty back camels and chimpanzees.

She was a deacon at the Mt. Kisco Presbyterian Church prior to relocating to the Cape. She had been involved with the Cape Cod Community Connection’s program for disabled adults since arriving in Falmouth.

Carol is survived by her brother George G. and his wife Mary E. Braillard of Martha’s Vineyard; two nephews, Andy and Diana Braillard and his sons Cooper and Holden of Oak Bluffs, and Scott and Melissa Braillard and their children Emma and Carter of Edgartown. She had many cousins: Walter and Ellen Braillard from Mattapoisett; Kevin and Carol from Martha’s Vineyard and their children and grandchildren living in Massachusetts, Maine and the Washington, D.C. areas; Frank G. Fowler, his wife Jane, their son Mathew and grandson Julian Fowler; Walter Fowler Jr., his wife Jacqueline and their son Scott; and Margaret Fowler and her sons Douglas and Scott from the Westchester, N.Y. area.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs. All are welcome.

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