A Daughter's Tribute - Rose M. Briach
A Daughter's Tribute - Rose M. Briach
A Daughter's Tribute
Rose M. Briach, 73 years young, passed away on a Wednesday evening at 9:45 p.m. April 14, 2004 at her
home, and in her own beautiful bed, where she wanted to be at her time of going to be with Our Lord. Her
husband and daughters were by her side. She will be sadly and deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mrs. Briach was a daughter of Peter and Gabriella Ondreyko Kutlick. She was a lifelong area resident of
Youngstown, Ohio. She leaves her husband of 55 years, Nicholas Briach whom she married June 26, 1948;
three daughters, Laura Jean Skibo and Nanci Theresa Bronzetti, both of Austintown, Ohio, and Rosemarie
Anna Buch of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; a son, Nicholas Briach, Jr. of Saugus, California. Two sisters, Edith
Sackella and Ann Krusich, both of Austintown; six grandchildren, Shelley, Nicole, Heather, Bernadette, Vickey,
and Anthony; three great-grandsons, Fletcher, Nicholas, Tyler; and several nieces and nephews in the area.
Mrs. Briach was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Mildred Kraynak, Arlene Russell, Mary Mihalko,
Kate Kutlick, and Sophie Sesonsky; and a brother, Peter Kutlick. My Mom's calling hours were on Sunday
April 18, 2004 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kinnick Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Monday April 19,
2004 at 11 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church,
given by Father John. And the committal service was held at Calvery Cemetery, where my Mom
was layed to rest with her Eternal Father, and other family members.
In her early years of life she worked as a press operator for Packard Electric. She raised her four children along with her husband, Nicholas. They had several years of struggling, but none of us kids ever went hungry, and always had clothes on our backs. And my Mom was a great seamstress, she loved to sew, and made several items for my Dad, and us kids throughout her life. My Mom was the best cook I will ever know, and there was always a hot meal when I came from school, as always was for my other siblings. My Mom always made every holiday one to remember with a delicious meal and wonderful memories for all of us to pass on to our children. My Mom loved to shop, and she had a beautiful selection of clothes and jewelry. She always looked beautiful whenever she was out on the town or just out. Her favorite color was "Pink" and her home was "Pretty in Pink". She even wore a beautiful pink dress for her funeral, along with a pink colored coffin, and a gorgeous spray of Pink Roses. My Mom took up golfing in her younger years and loved it. She belonged to several golf leagues, and won several tournaments, in which her array of trophies still stand tall in her TV room. I had the privilege of golfing with both of my parents. But, it was my Mom who I went with more often. She taught me what I know today about golf. My Mom was a great golfer, and I am now taking up her game. I may never come to be as accurate as she was in her shots, but with her clubs by my side, and her Angel Wings on my shoulders, I will do just fine. My Mom gave birth to three girls and one boy. I Nanci, was the last one, I am the youngest. I cared for my Mom through her illness, along with my Dad, and I can say what a courageous woman I came to know. My mother died of colon cancer that metastasized to her liver and bones. It was a very difficult time for all of us, watching such a strong and vibrant woman fall to such a horrible disease. The pain will live on forever in all of hearts. The loss will be something we will live with, but I am quite sure never understand. But, when you have Faith, we are not suppose to understand, we just accept what Our Lord has planned for each of us. My Moms Faith was secure and strong all the way to the end. She believed she would be with her Almighty Father and her other family members along with her parents up in Glorious Heaven. And that is where I know in my Faith she is too.
My Mom was a woman who spoke her mind, sometimes it was not always taken kindly by us kids, but I have come to realize now in my life, that sometimes we must look through all the cobwebs to see the inner beauty within. My Mom had inner beauty and love in her heart, that in the end I came to see and know. When you become a Mother, you somehow lose yourself for several years in your children, and you learn as they say "on the job." My Mom gave all she knew how to give, and what she believed was right, and that was what made my Mom who she was to the end. A strong and courageous woman with vibrant beliefs, that she left each of her children with. She gave one love to one man, my Father and I am sure with his memories of her and his love, he will continue to keep her beauty alive, till one day when he will join her in Eternity. As will all of her children and grandchildren, and other generations to come.
We only live a short while on this earth, and we are only given one Mother, and when you no longer have that Mother, your soul takes a different path in life. I know a part of me went with my Mom, as did my siblings. None of us will ever really be whole again, until we are all together again. Just as Our Faith tells us: Jesus died on the cross, to give us Eternal Life, so we could live on forever with Our Glorious Father Above, and our love ones. We will be a family again, just like in the beginning. My Mom just went ahead to get things ready. And like all good Moms, she will wait patiently for her family to be by her side once again.
Yeh, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. Amen, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus