STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. Drusilla A. Braley, 86, beloved wife of the late Leigh A. Braley, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, surrounded by her family. She was born in Freedom and lived most of her life in the Newport area. Drusilla is survived by her four children, Doreen Clark and her husband, Charles, of New York, Frederick Braley and his wife, Natalie, of Maine, Virginia Pelkey of Connecticut, and Leta Blake and her companion, Julie Young, of Florida; four grandchildren, Pamela Shepard and her husband, Gary, of Connecticut, Scott Bennett and his wife, Penney, of Connecticut, Rebecca Klements and her husband, David, of Tennessee, and Melissa DeFault of Massachusetts; 12 other grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Basil Rines of Maine. She was predeceased by a daughter, Carlene Bennett; and a son, Terrance Braley. Funeral services with burial at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn, will be private. Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, Conn., has care of the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit