Louis D. Braida

Louis D Braida, 79, a long-time resident of Arlington, MA, passed away on September 2, 2022.

He was born at Parkchester General Hospital, Bronx, NY on March 5, 1943, the son of the late Louis Braida and Elvina Tonelli Braida.

Louis received the B.E.E. from The Cooper Union in 1964 and the S.M. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965 and 1969 respectively.  Louis was named a Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor Post-Tenure in Electrical Engineering by the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In addition, he was a Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard - MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.  Professor Braida is internationally known for his research in the areas of intensity perception, the characterization of hearing impairments and aids for the deaf.  Through his work, Louis touched many lives. 

Anyone who knew Louis is aware of his exemplary career at MIT.  If you want to know more about his career successes at MIT, just google “Louis D Braida MIT” and prepare for some interesting reading.

Louis had prepared for a retirement that would include a life enriched by his intellectual endeavors.  Unfortunately, the one he experienced lacked the dignity to which he was entitled.  At the time of his death, Louis was under the care of the Protective Services of a local elder service agency which was investigating improprieties during his care.  This difficult and distressing situation highlights the importance for everyone including health care agencies, medical professionals, attorneys, law enforcement and anyone who knows or cares for an elderly person to be educated and made aware of the risks and warning signs of elder abuse in its many forms, particularly when there are questions of competency.  Louis deserved a better retirement than the one he experienced. 

Louis is mourned by his sister, Mary Braida, Rye, NH, his niece, his many cousins and his colleagues, students and friends.

Many thanks to all who administered so kindly to Louis and all who were instrumental in getting protective services involved in his care.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Louis D Braida to The Cooper Union, PO Box 22422, New York, NY 10087-2422.

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