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In Memory of Ernie Branco

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In Memory of 
Ernie Branco

It is with great sadness that the Norton Youth Soccer League regrets to inform you that Ernie Branco has passed away. Ernie as many of you know was our summer camp director and a beloved NYS coach. For those whom Ernie made acquaintances with, they were lucky ones. For those who were not so fortunate to make the acquaintance, you may have missed meeting one of God’s angels in disguise.

Ernie was a great selfless man who became a friend of the soccer league when we needed help to move our program forward. With his assistance and direction we were able to create a summer soccer camp for the youth of Norton. He had such a way about him that once you spoke with Ernie you most certainly left the conversation with a smile on your face.  The amazing thing about that part is that it didn’t matter if he was speaking with a child or an adult.  Ernie possessed a great heart and was such a giving man that once you met him, you were touched by his greatness.  Ernie was a friend, a mentor and a role model for all the children who participated in his summer program and for that matter, we are sure for everyone that he crossed paths with.

The league would like to extend our condolences to Ernie’s family in their time of need; his wife Jennifer, son Jordan and his daughters Tiffany and Morgan.  We were blessed with the gift of Ernie and thank you for sharing him with us.

Board of Directors
Norton Youth Soccer

Note: Norton Youth Soccer is discussing ways we can pay tribute to Ernie. We welcome any feedback from our members. Please send email
with any ideas. To start, we have created a photo album in memory of Ernie. Click here to view it or click on the Photo Albums link on the NYS home page. If you have any photos you would like to contribute, please send to We will update the photo album and look to update our Facebook page as we receive new photos.

Posted by NYS Registrar, Created Sun Dec 22, 2013, Updated Fri Jan 24, 2014

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