On Sunday, May 10, 2020 Dean Hundley Bracey loving supporting husband, father and son was awakened to eternal life. Dean was born on May 24, 1962 in New Haven, CT to George S. and Jacqueline Hundley Bracey. On September 16, 1989 he married Dawn White-Bracey and together they raised two sons Dominique George and Donovan Dean.
Dean was a genuine caring man with a great sense of humor, who loved to get to know people and could fit in with any crowd. He had a special love for young people and was employed at the Dixwell Community House as a Group Worker and then at the Children Center of Hamden where he worked as a Direct Child Care Worker for 32 years. His favorite saying was “I have patience for kids, but none for adults who do not understand and love kids.”
He had a deep appreciation for nature and would brag about how he was the only grandchild of the nine grands who shared his grandmother’s passion for Tropical fish. His personal 50-gallon tank included Oscars and his favorite TV show was Animal Planet. Dean was known for his baseball and basketball skills, especially his foul and three-point shot. Dean became a member of the Lefties a pool team currently named Right Stuff where he continued the “competitive” spirit he had throughout his life. One of his favorite past times was detailing cars, while greeting his neighbors and passer “bys”. He enjoyed going to Mohegan Sun Casino and celebrating his “almost wins”. He was a lover of all music, especially groups like the Whispers, Dru Hill and Blackstreet, just to name a few.
Dean lived a wonderful and happy life, let us continue his legacy of cherishing relationships especially the bond with his immediate cousins and extended family.
Dean was preceded in death by his father, George S. Bracey. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 30 years Dawn White Bracey; two sons, Dominique and Donovan; his mother, Jacqueline Hundley Bracey; a brother, Kent Bracey (Terri); nephew, Kendrick Bracey; a niece, Kaylin Bracey; brother in-law, George Epps (Jeanette); two nieces, Isabella and Julianna Epps; godparents, Charles and Jacqueline Grady; cousins; relatives and friends.
A Graveside service will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Beaverdale Memorial Park, 90 Pine Rock Ave., New Haven.