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Virginia Brault, 96

by | Mar 31, 2024 | Obituaries

Virginia Brault

Virginia Brault

M. Virginia “Ginny” Brault, a beloved Hopkinton piano teacher, choir director and organist, died peacefully on March 29, Good Friday. She was born May 14, 1927, the 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 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 at 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, daughter-in-law Judith Brault of Rochelle Park, New Jersey, Richard and Eileen Brault of York, Maine, Joseph and Denise Brault of Milford, Carolyn and Dana Baron of Whitinsville, Thomas and Betty Brault of Upton, and Christine Brault and Ken Mayer of Acton, 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 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 151 Mendon Street, 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 Street, Upton, MA 01568.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Pickering & Son Upton Funeral Home.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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