Lucille Louise “Penny” Brancato Brandt

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Lucille Louise “Penny” Brancato Brandt, 72, went to her Heavenly Father on January 17, 2018 in Bryson City, NC. 

She was born to Minnie and Anthony Brancato on November 1, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio. A former resident of Sharpsville, PA Penny worked in retail sales, was active in the United Methodist Women’s group, enjoyed quilting, reading, gardening and camping. Penny was a member of the Bryson City United Methodist Church, and her personal ministry was to be a trained Stephen Minister, a lay listening ministry. 

In addition to her parents, Penny is also preceded in death by her brother, Michael Brancato. 

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Samuel Brandt; son Stephen (Ann) Brandt; daughter Jenifer (Dave) Titus; granddaughter Marley Brandt; and four grandsons, Michael Gladysz, Jack Gladysz, Casey Gladysz, and Morgan Titus. 

Services will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the Bryson City United Methodist Church in Bryson City. A fellowship dinner will be held prior to the service in the church fellowship hall beginning at noon. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Restoration House WNC PO Box 154 Bryson City, NC 28713 or to the River of Life Community Wells in Haiti PO Box 817 Bryson City, NC 28713.

Penny leaves behind many people who had the privilege to know and love her, and the legacy she leaves with you is “Love one another, just as I have loved you.” John 13: 34

Arrangements entrusted to Asheville Mortuary Services in Asheville. Online condolences may be left at 

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315