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Philip Michael Bracco Obituary


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“To the Bracco Family-- Nov 11, 2013 I share your sorrow. I am a two time Cancer survivor, and Phil was an inspriation to me in my survival. ...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Jonathan Green - Marblehead, MA

“Karen, Michael, and Kate, We are thinking of you at this time of great sadness and deep loss. Hoping that your memories of times together will bring...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Jo and Steve Brewton - Pittsburgh, PA

“Philhad an "attitude" - give it your all every minute of every day - never give in and never give up. He had an indomitable spirit. Winning was at...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: michael frieze - chestnut hill, MA


Philip Michael Bracco, 61, died peacefully on October 25, 2013 in Lynchburg, VA. Phil was born on May 8, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY. He was predeceased by parents Michael and Madeline (Pastore) Bracco, brother Ralph, and infant sister Bridget. Phil attended St. Francis Prep in Brooklyn, NY, and was a scholarship football player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Elon University. The first four years out of college, Phil was a teacher and coach in Richmond, VA, and Hampton, NH. He began his business career at Rule Industries followed by the Darworth Company. Phil had management positions at Gordon Brothers and Vision Solutions Impact. Most recently, Phil was involved in technology start-up companies. Phil fought non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and leukemia for over 20 years. He became an inspiration and counselor to many people battling cancer. Phil's last project, the book, Living for Game Day, is a personal journal on strategies to beat cancer and how to face the challenges it presents. Phil leaves his wife Karen of Lynchburg, VA; children Michael and Kate of Los Angeles, CA; brother Pascal (Pat) Bracco of Hampton Falls, NH; sister Bridget Morabito of Stony Brook, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews. Phil will be missed by his family, friends, and those lives he touched throughout his life. A Celebration of Life service will be held on the seacoast of New Hampshire at a later date, as it was the place he always considered his home. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Phil's name to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Attn. Development, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.

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