Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home

Maire Shaughnessy Braun

Maire Shaughnessy Braun, age 86, died on July 28, 2023, with her loving husband, Dr. William Braun, and her family at her bedside. She and her husband, Bill, who both grew up on the West Side of Cleveland, were married for nearly 64 years. Maire is the mother of six children: William M., John T., MD (Cricket), Daniel J., MD (deceased), Paul E. (Michelle), Mary M (Robert Leibold), and Julie Braun Haines – all born in the first seven years of her marriage. She is the proud grandmother of 15 truly “grand” children: Hayley, Caitlin, Anna, Cally, Tatum, Walter, William, Daniel, Joey, Sam, Quinn, Shea, Matthew, Luca, and Colette.
Maire was one of seven children of Dr. Paul and Martha Shaughnessy (both deceased) of Lakewood: Mary Anne (Most) (deceased), Thomas (deceased) (Margie), Kathleen (deceased), Maire, Daniel (Joanne), Eileen (Jerry Jarc) and Margaret Shaughnessy, all of whom described her attributes as “formidable”.
After graduating from St. Augustine Academy in Lakewood and Maryville College of the Sacred Heart in St. Louis, she taught elementary school in Cleveland at St. Vincent de Paul and then at St. Mark. She was a gifted and popular substitute teacher at Hawken Lower School, University School, Hathaway Brown, and Laurel Schools.
Maire was a warm and gifted conversationalist and had meaningful, frequent, and enjoyable one-on-one talks with all her children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader and typically read 3-4 books a month – often well into the night. Her stained-glass artistry continued for more than 30 years with many of her glass creations in shops in Cleveland, Florida, and Cape Cod. She loved the exceptional paintings and stone sculptures of her son, Paul, of St. Augustine, Florida. For many years, with the help of her children, she also bred golden retrievers.
Maire always looked forward to the early fall trips to see plays at the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake with her husband Bill, her brother Dan and his wife Joanne, as well as her sisters Eileen and Margaret. She enjoyed more than 40 seasons of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art and was a long-standing member of the Cleveland City Club and Metropolitan Opera Guild.
The family will visit with friends and relatives on Friday, August 4th from 4 to 8PM at KINDRICH-MCHUGH STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 Bainbridge Rd., Solon, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday afternoon, August 5th, at 1:00PM, at Church of the Resurrection, 32001 Cannon Road in Solon, Ohio.
In her memory, Maire requested that donations be made to the Cleveland Food Bank.

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