Denise Marie McDonald 59, of Braintree died suddenly at her home after a long battle with epilepsy on Friday November 16, 2018 . Denise was born in Boston and graduated from Boston schools. She went on to attain her state license as a Licensed Practical Nurse after her graduation from Laboure School of Nursing. She had been employed by several area nursing homes over the years. Denise was an avid gardener and could be seen taking care of the rose garden in front of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Braintree where she was a communicant. Denise was a kind and caring person that quietly did good deeds for others. She is survived by her loving mother, Georgia M. Lippman of Braintree. She was the step daughter of the late Richard Lippman. Denise is the sister of Peter McDonald of Rockland, Maine, Virginia McCreedy married to William of Tewksbury and Davida Mathey of Pennsylvania. Denise was also the sister of the late Lorraine McDonald and Diane Bono. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including the late Joseph McDonald. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday November 21st at 12:00 Noon in St. Francis of Assisi Church 856 Washington St. Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit the McMaster Funeral Home 86 Franklin St (Rt 37) Braintree Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Interment Braintree Cemetery.