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M. Virginia "Ginny" Brault

May 14, 1927 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

M. Virginia Brault Obituary

M. Virginia “Ginny” Brault, a beloved Hopkinton piano teacher, choir director, and organist, died peacefully on Friday, March 29th, 2024, Good Friday.  She was born on May 14, 1927, a daughter of the late Clarence G. and Phyllis N. (Arnold) Verdi.  

A gifted pianist, Ginny opened her piano studio at her home in Hopkinton. Over the years, countless students took piano lessons and participated annually in the National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions.  Each summer, Ginny held a recital in Hopkinton, MA to celebrate the year with her students and their families.  She also directed several church choirs including a children’s choir at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Southborough, choirs at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hopkinton, and an adult choir St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Holliston.  She also played for countless funerals and weddings in the surrounding area.

She is survived by a large loving family including her children, Rev. Laurence V. Brault, pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Church in Upton, her daughter-in-law, Judith Brault of Rochelle Park, NJ, Richard and Eileen Brault of York, ME, Joseph and Denise Brault of Milford, MA, Carolyn and Dana Baron of Whitinsville, MA, Thomas and Betty Brault of Upton, MA, and Christine Brault and Ken Mayer of Acton, MA along with 15 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Richard R. Brault, a son, Dr. Peter V. Brault, a grandchild, Stephen R. Brault, her sister, P. Lorraine Riley, and her brother, John A. Verdi. 

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Wednesday, April 3, in St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 151 Mendon St. Upton.  A vigil service will follow calling hours at 7 P.M.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, April 4, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, Upton.  Burial will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Westborough.

As that the church is decorated for Easter, please omit sending flowers and consider making a donation in Ginny’s memory to the St. Gabriel’s Building Fund, 151 Mendon St, Upton, MA 01568.

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Services

Calling Hours
Wednesday
April 3, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Gabriel the Archangel Church
151 Mendon Street
Upton, MA 01568

Vigil Service
Wednesday
April 3, 2024

7:00 PM
St. Gabriel the Archangel Church
151 Mendon Street
Upton, MA 01568

Funeral Mass
Thursday
April 4, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Gabriel the Archangel Church
151 Mendon Street
Upton, MA 01568

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