Denis M. Brais, 67, of Brooklyn, CT passed away on July 13, 2020. He was raised in Central Village, CT to the late Rita (Bouthillier) and Marcel Brais. Denis competed in drag races at Colchester Dragway in the 70’s and 80’s. He worked as an engine builder of racing engines for 14 years, as a construction laborer, and retired as a machinist from Windham Machine. Denis is a Plainfield High School graduate Class of 1970. He married his wife of 44 years, Diane (Angell) on July 10, 1976. He was a beloved husband and father. Denis is survived by his wife, Diane; two sons, Ryan D. Brais and his wife Stacy L. Brais and Aaron J. Brais and his fiancé Christine Blowers; brothers Marc Brais and his wife Denise Brais and Donald Bouthillier; sister Michele Brais; and mother-in-law Vivian Angell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Douglas Angell. Denis’s family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, July 16 from 6:00-8:00pm at Potter Funeral Home 456 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT 06226. His graveside service will be 10:00am on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Evergreen Cemetery in Plainfield, CT.
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