Mr. Bratton enjoyed fishing, hunting, panning for gold, and following NASCAR. His favorite driver was Tony Stewart. He had attended races in Loudon, NH, and enjoyed collecting race memorabilia.
He leaves his wife, Karen (Savory) Bratton who he married September 9, 1990; son, Jacob Amidon, of Missouri; daughters, Megan and Cassie Bratton, both of Wilmington; brother, Lanny Bratton, of Salem, NY; sisters Geraldine Farrar, of Chester, Lorraine Lee, of Colorado, and Mary Bratton, of Chester; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, John, and sister, Jennie.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 24, at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to his daughters with checks payable to Karen Bratton in care of the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05201. To send the family personal email condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.