Sally Thatcher Lane Braman
Published 10:14 pm, Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Sally Thatcher Lane Braman died at her residence in Vero Beach, Fla., on Monday, Jan. 31.
Born in New Haven to Frank Thatcher Lane and Vinetta Chase Lane, she grew up in New Haven and graduated from Rosemary Hall in Greenwich in 1949. Mrs. Braman attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., for two years where she water skied in the shows at Cyprus Gardens. She attended Connecticut College in New London, earning a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees there.
In 1953, she wed Chester A. Braman Jr., then a Lieutenant Commander in U.S. Navy. After Navy duty in Newport, R.I., they settled in Darien and raised their three sons.
An active historian, Mrs. Braman was a Colonial Dame and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She taught honors history at Rosemary Hall. She became the head of development in 1969, and was instrumental in the merger of Rosemary Hall with The Choate School in Wallingford in 1972.
Mrs. Braman was an avid sailor, tennis player and traveler. She and Mr. Braman were members of the Tokeneke Beach Club, the Wee Burn Country Club, the New York Yacht Club and the Norwalk Yacht Club. They moved to Vero Beach in 1994.
Survivors include her sister, Ann Marshman, of Darien; her three sons, Will Braman, of Wellesley, Mass., Ned Braman, of Nashville, Tenn., and Tim Braman, of Torrance, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Chester.