CLIFTON – Lisbeth “Oma” Bragg, 82, died May 27, 2009, at a Brewer health care facility. She was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Weiden, Germany, the daughter of Bernhard and Lilly Reitz. She came to Maine with her daughter, Helmi, in 1957. Oma married John Bragg, in 1959, and they resided in Clifton. Oma loved to knit, play kismet, cook, and she enjoyed gatherings with family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Helmi Burke and her husband, Bob, of Eddington; a grandson, Steve Mann of Glenburn; and a granddaughter, Lori Tripp and her husband, Joe, of Dedham. She will be dearly missed by her very special great-grandchildren, Casey, Caitlin and Kyle Tripp, all of Dedham; and a sister, Eleonore Lemberger of Weiden, Germany. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Helmut; her husband, John; and her son-in-law, David Mann. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Maplewood Cemetery, Route 180, Clifton, with the Rev. Deborah Carney officiating. Gifts in her memory may be sent to Brewer Rehab and Living Center Activity Fund, 74 Parkway South, Brewer, ME 04412. A service of Brookings-Smith, Clark-Piper Chapel, 55 South Main St., Brewer.
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