Catherine Brannan

Obituary of Catherine A. Brannan

Catherine Ann Brannan (McDowell) of Belmont, MA passed away peacefully on February 13, 2021.  She was born on April 27, 1933 in Albany, NY to John and Mary McDowell and moved to Boston, MA where she pursued her nursing career. She was the wife of the late Frederick J. Brannan Jr. to whom she was married for 54 years. She was a graduate of Memorial School of Nursing and Emanuel College. She spent her life in service to others as a Psychiatric Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Middlesex County Hospital and St. Francis House.  Her kindness and strength were apparent to all who met her, and her beliefs and faith as a Catholic guided her sense of giving to others.


She leaves behind her children: Jay Brannan (Michele) of Temecula, CA; Kara Murphy (Louie) of Newport, RI and Kerry Brannan of New York City.


Catherine had a special love for each of her grandchildren: Connor and Colin Brannan; Louie and Maddie Murphy and Catherine Brannan-Browne. 


There will be no calling hours. Due to Covid 19, her funeral and burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, our Mom would be honored if you performed an act of kindness with her in your thoughts.

Funeral and Burial will be private.

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