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Rose Ann Bray

February 19, 1954 - 
September 11, 2021
Rose Ann Bray
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Resided In: Pflugerville, Texas

Rose Ann Marie Bray, 67, passed away on the 11th of September, 2021. She was born to parents Sam and Sylvia Catanzaro, on the 19th of February, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois.

She graduated from St. Benedict High School in 1972.

She enjoyed gardening, wine, going to the camper in Apple Canyon Lake, Illinois and Canyon Lake, Texas; entertaining; family dinners; Broadway shows; and holidays. Rose Ann worked for Continental Airlines and United Airlines, first at O’Hare International Airport then at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. She retired after 40 years of service, she was the queen of the sky.

Rose Ann met Rick Bray in 1985. They were married on November 6, 1987 in Wheaton, Illinois. Together they raised two children: Jesee Smart and Shannon Illig.

Rose Ann is survived by her husband, Rick Bray; sister, Mary Fisher; brother, Carlo Grimelli; daughters Jesee Smart and Shannon Illig; son in law, Carl Illig; granddaughter, Katelyn Illig; and best friend, MaryAnn Potenzo Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sam and Sylvia Catanzaro.

A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19th @ 10:00am at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church; 1520 N Railroad Ave, Pflugerville, TX 78660. A small reception with cookies and coffee will immediately follow the mass and will be held in the Parish Hall at St. Elizabeth’s.

Donations can be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ( or The Susan G. Komen Foundation (

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