At the train station, are front row from left,grandmother Pearl Trosi holding Brand’s sister Janae Brand, Aunt Rose Trosi, cousin Charlie Trosi, Lee Brand, and a neighbor, Anna. Second row, from left, are Aunt Doris Trosi, mother Florence Brand, Mrs. Mangini (family friend) and grandfather Ralph Trosi, who died of a heart attack the following year 1963. Third row, from left, father Archie Brand,who died in a plane crash in 1964), and uncles Frank and Charles Trosi.
At the train station, are front row from left,grandmother Pearl Trosi holding Brand’s sister Janae Brand, Aunt Rose Trosi, cousin Charlie Trosi, Lee Brand, and a neighbor, Anna. Second row, from left, are Aunt Doris Trosi, mother Florence Brand, Mrs. Mangini (family friend) and grandfather Ralph Trosi, who died of a heart attack the following year 1963. Third row, from left, father Archie Brand,who died in a plane crash in 1964), and uncles Frank and Charles Trosi. Special to The Bee/1962
At the train station, are front row from left,grandmother Pearl Trosi holding Brand’s sister Janae Brand, Aunt Rose Trosi, cousin Charlie Trosi, Lee Brand, and a neighbor, Anna. Second row, from left, are Aunt Doris Trosi, mother Florence Brand, Mrs. Mangini (family friend) and grandfather Ralph Trosi, who died of a heart attack the following year 1963. Third row, from left, father Archie Brand,who died in a plane crash in 1964), and uncles Frank and Charles Trosi. Special to The Bee/1962

For Lee Brand, aunt’s death awakens an emotional family journey

April 08, 2017 3:31 PM