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Claudia D. Branham

March 30, 1952 August 7, 2023
Claudia D.  Branham
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Obituary for Claudia D. Branham

Claudia D. Branham, 71, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2023, at Wabash General Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on March 30, 1952 in Whitehouse, New Jersey, the daughter of Frank and Vinzina (DeMarco) Mascitelli.

Claudia had great artistic ability and was very crafty. She loved designing clothes and hats for local charities. Claudia had a special love for animals especially her two dogs, Theodore and Sandie. She loved her family and was the happiest in a room full of children. Claudia will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her.

Claudia will be remembered by her son, Jeffery Branham; two daughters, Rachel Mascitelli, and Crystal Branham; two grandchildren; loving companion, Jim Branham; her twin brother, Clifford Mascitelli; nephew and several beloved cousins.

Claudia was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, David and Robert Mascitelli.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Claudia’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions can be made in Claudia’s memory to Baling Twine and Hope. Donations can be made directly to or mailed to 1154 St. Rt. 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Claudia’s tribute wall and leave condolences for the Branham family, please visit

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