Elaine J. (Bates) Desmond

Elaine J. (Bates) Desmond, a retired executive secretary, died at Wingate at Silver Lake, Monday May 23, 2011. She was 78 years old. Born and raised in Boston, she was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy. Mrs. Desmond was an executive secretary for A & P Supermarkets and retired from Scudder Funds after over 20 years of employment. She and her husband, the late Dr. Joseph F. Desmond, a retired teacher at Boston Latin School, lived in Braintree for over 20 years. Mrs. Desmond enjoyed travelling, painting and reading. Sister of the late Patricia J. Dealy and Joseph Bates. Daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Bates. Aunt of Cheryl and her husband John Frohock of Whitman and Richard and his wife Joanne Dealy of Pembroke. Great-aunt of Meghan Dealy, Catherine Dealy, Lauren Dealy, Christine Koch, Marianne Monbleau and Maureen McCarthy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St., Braintree, Friday May 27 at 11 a.m. Visiting hour at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Friday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.