Obituary: Dorothy Brannelly

Brannelly, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 22. She was 91.

Dorothy Brannelly. Credit: Joyce Funeral Home
Dorothy Brannelly. Credit: Joyce Funeral Home

The following is from Joyce Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dorothy A. (Main) Brannelly, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 91.

Dorothy was born in Newton on April 8, 1923, a daughter of the late Frank A. and Lottie (Mitchell) Main. She had lived in Waltham for many years and was a secretary for almost 30 years at Waltham Hospital until her retirement. Previously, she had worked in the cafeteria at Waltham High School.

On July 5, 1945, she married Lawrence F. Brannelly in St. Bernard's Church, Newton. She loved to read and preferred to walk places whenever possible. She and her husband loved the ocean and especially enjoyed Wells Beach in Maine. She was a great baker, brownies being her specialty.

Dorothy leaves her children, Edward L. 'Larry' Brannelly and his wife, Jeannine, of Waltham, Doreen A. Graff and her husband, Byron, of Easton, Deborah M. DiTillio and her husband, Ralph, of Burlington, Patricia M. Orifice of Waltham, Karen E. Salvucci of Lowell and Kevin R. Brannelly and his wife, Donna, of Amherst, New Hampshire; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Frank Main, Gladys Cook, Arthur Main, Marion Dew and Ruth McMullen.

Family and friends will honor and remember Dorothy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main St. (Route 20), Waltham, on Tuesday, May 27, from 4-8 p.m. and again on Wednesday at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School St., Waltham, where her funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


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