The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

1946, June 11, Stars and Stripes Newspaper

Italian War Bride Ends Life in Illinois

Calumet City, Ill., June 10 (AP)
Police reported today the Mrs. Newton Branson, 22 year old war bride, committed suicide. They said her body was found hanging from a clothesline in her apartment here.

Mrs. Branson Formerly was Clare Ceccarelli of Grosetto, Italy. She was married in Florence last November and joined her husband two months ago. Friends said she had been homesick.

Clare age 23 arrived on board the Algonquin on April 4, 1946.

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