Anne (Whelan) Branca

Anne (Whelan) Branca, of Scituate, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living in Braintree at the age of 99, November 18, 2017.

Anne was married to the late Dr. Alfred W. Branca for 55 wonderful years and she is survived by their 6 children: Paul of Milton, William (& Maureen) of Weymouth, Richard (& Elaine) of Lisle Illinois, Jane (& Jack Wallace) of Needham, Donald (& Heidi) of Hanson and Nancy (& George Rohwer) of Silverthorne, Colorado. She was “Grammie” to 13 grandchildren (Stephanie, Michael, Philip, Nicole, Marc, Jonathan, Jeffrey, Brian, Daniel, David, Rick, Jacqueline and Travis) and 7 great grandchildren (Will, Ben, Charlie, Quinn, Zac, Juniper, and Haru). Anne is also survived by her brother Fred Whelan of Saint John, New Brunswick and she was the sister of the late Ella Whelan and Sister Noreen Whelan, CND.

Anne was born October 14th, 1918 in Lowell, MA, the daughter of Frank and Winifred (Ready) Whelan. She was raised in Prince Edward Island, Canada, was a 1940 graduate of the Charlottetown Hospital School of Nursing, then relocated to Boston to work as a Registered Nurse at St. Margaret’s Hospital, where she met her future husband. Anne was the ultimate Mother and “Grammie”, a devout Catholic and a very caring and sweet woman, doing anything and everything for one and all, especially at the long-time family beach house in North Scituate. Anne played golf into her early nineties and was a member of both the Hatherly Country Club and The Wollaston Golf Club.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Tuesday November 28 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Monday 5-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.