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Piano Teacher Ginny Brault passes at 97

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Ginny Brault

Key Takeaways

  • Ginny Brault was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist that taught piano lessons from her home in Hopkinton
  • Ms. Brault leaves behind a large and loving family
  • Calling hours for Ms. Brault will be held Wednesday, April 3.

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, 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, 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.

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

To view her online tribute, please visit www.UptonFunerals.com.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Absolutely an unforgettable lady. She made you think deep and taught many lessons along the way. My daughter took piano lessons from her for many years but learned so many things from Mrs. Brault. May she rest in peace with all of God’s blessings bestowed upon her.
    Michelle Long and family

  2. There are people who have a positive impact on your life and Ginny was one of those people for my family. My husband and both my children took piano lessons from Ginny for years. She made you feel so special when you were with her. She was smart, compassionate and her faith shined through in all she did. I feel blessed to have had her in my family’s life. Ginny has a beautiful family and I am sure her love will live on through all them. Judy, Brian, James and jennifer ❤️🙏

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