Bradford — Lillian Doris (Sayers) Kraynak, 93, of Bradford, died peacefully at home on Monday, March 18, 2013. Lillian was born in Haverhill to the late, Albert and Rose Sayers and was educated in Haverhill, attending Saint Josephs School.
Before giving birth to her children, Lillian worked for the famous shoe factories of downtown Haverhill making ladies dress shoes. Lillian, known to many as Gram, then spent the next 65 years raising her three children, caring for her three grandchildren, and enjoying fun times with her siblings, cousins, and family friends.
Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Michael Kraynak, to whom she was married for over 30 years. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Irene Duchesne, Albert, Raymond, and Leo Sayers.
Lillian is survived by her children, Michael Kraynak of Bradford, Roseann and David McMenemy of Bradford with whom she resided, and George and Kathy Kraynak of Jackson, N.H. She is also survived by her grandchildren who loved her very much, Jennie McMenemy of Stafford, Va., David and Stephanie McMenemy of Salem, N.H., Nicholas and Franziska McMenemy of Haverhill; and her beloved great-grandson, Dylan McMenemy. Lillian is also survived by her loving brother, Armand D. Sayers.
Lillian enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking many meals for those she loved, playing cards during weekly games with her brother Armand and extended family, and spending summers relaxing on Sebago Lake in Maine. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her very much.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral on Friday morning, March 22, at 9 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours at the Bradford Funeral Home will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, by phone: 855-448-3997, online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or by mail at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Condolences to her family may be made at