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Ernest "Ernie" Braga Obituary

Ernest "Ernie" Martin Braga

October 26, 1928 - August 16, 2020
Born in California
Resided in Soledad, California
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Ernest “Ernie” Martin Braga Passed away August 16th, 2020 in Salinas California. Ernie was preceded in death by his wife Audrey Braga who passed away in 2011, and by his brother Norman Braga who passed away in 2010.

Ernie attended High school in Gonzales California and graduated from The Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose CA, class of 1946.

On June 18th, 1950, Ernest married his loving wife Audrey Dale Braga and worked on the family farm in Soledad CA as a farmer. In 1955 Ernie began his service with the U.S. Army, receiving an honorable discharge 2 years later. Returning home, Ernie continued working with his family ranch, Formally S. Braga and Sons until he retired.

Ernie’s hobbies were skiing, auto auctions, bowling and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Ernie was an active member of The Salinas Elks Lodge #614 and The American Legion Hall Post 31.

Survivors include his brother Stanley Braga, his two children Michael and Shelley, grandchildren, Amber, Adam, Benjamin and Tabitha… Great grandchildren, Holland, Jayden, Sariah, and Irelynne. Mr. Braga’s cremains will be placed at The California Central Coast Veteran’s Cemetery. A public Celebration of Life to be determined.




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Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901