Mary H. Branco, Age 100


Mary H. Branco, 100, of Tewksbury formerly of Lowell died Wednesday morning; August 1, 2018 at Peregrine’s Landing in Tewksbury, MA.

She was the wife of the late Islarino “Gene” Branco who died Nov. 2, 1997 after 51 years of marriage.

Born in Lowell on Sept. 30, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Rodrigues. She was raised in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1934.

Mary worked Capital Warehouse on Rogers St in Lowell in the 1980’s.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed going to Foxwoods. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting and water color painting.

Mary was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church.

She is survived by three sons and their wives, Wallace and Marie Branco of Chelmsford, Kenneth and Lisa Branco of S. Easton, MA and Wayne and Debbie Branco of Atkinson, NH; six grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberlee and CJ Hebert of Manchester, NH, Mark and Sheri Branco of Chelmsford, Kevin Branco of Lowell, Paul and Christine Branco of Chelmsford, David and Meghan Branco of Littleton, MA and Robert Branco of S. Easton, MA; a sister in-law Alice Rodrigues of Burlington, MA; 11 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

She was the grandmother of the late Lauren Branco and sister of the late Anthony, Alfred and Roger Rodrigues and the late Ana Barrio.

Visiting hours Friday, Aug. 10th from 4 to 7pm. Funeral Saturday, Aug. 11th at8:00 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Lowell, MA. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. Memorials may be made in her name to a charity of one’s choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at



August 10, 2018
Dolan Funeral Home, Chelmsford, MA


August 11, 2018
St. Anthony Church in Lowell, MA
  1. Deb Boles says:

    Wally and Family-

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. May she rest in peace.

  2. Monika Spillane says:

    Dear Wally and Family – I was saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother. Although the loss of your Mother can never be replaced, remember that your Mother’s love can never be lost. May you and your family find comfort in your memories.

  3. Dori Cooper says:

    Wally, Wayne and Kenny,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Cousin Mary was truly a special person. We had countless and wonderful phone conversations on a regular basis during the years that I took care of my mother.She had so many wonderful stories to tell me about the family and how proud she was of all three of you.
    My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Joan Armstrong says:

    My deepest sympathies Wally. Your memories will keep her close.

  5. Nancy & Jerry Fields says:

    Jerry and I send our thoughts and prayers. Kim, our condolences to you and your family.

  6. John & Melba Leite says:

    Wayne, Wally and Ken, Our sincere condolences. Your Mom had a wonderful long life and you all made sure she was well taken care of. I’ve known your family since you all were very young and know that she saw to it that you all knew about family as you have shown with your own. It is never easy to lose a parent at any age. Our best to you all. Sincerely, John & Melba

  7. Joe Villanucci says:

    Wayne, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. She is at peace and in eternal rest.

  8. Peter Giroux says:

    My sympathies Wayne. Think of all the happy memories.

  9. Arthur Bakopolus says:

    My deepest sympathies. 100. Wow! But losing Mom is never easy. She will be in my thoughts. She was obviously a great mom judging by the job she did raising you.

  10. David Sciuto says:

    Sorry for your loss, Wayne, Wally, and Kenny. As I remember your mother and her siblings, especially Ann and Roger, I now also recall your grandmother, who we called “Auntie Cookie.” It’s sad to think that your mom was the last connection to all the wonderful memories of my own mother’s family. Cousin Mary is in my prayers along with you and your families.

  11. Jerry Fitch says:

    Wayne/Debbie and all the Branco Family,

    I offer my heartfelt condolences during your difficult time.

    Even though it is a tough time for everyone, you will always have many great smiles, laughs, stories, to cherish of such a great lady each and every day.

    God Bkess Mrs. Branco

  12. Ric Page says:

    I hope you find solace and comfort in knowing that friends are keeping the Branco family in their thoughts and prayers during this mist difficult time.

    Rest In Peace

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