Anne M. Dooley, age 93, of Braintree, passed into eternal life on September 2, 2022. Anne was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lilian (Dacey) McCarthy. She was raised in Dorchester where she graduated from St. Gregory’s School and Boston Clerical. A lifelong Catholic, Anne was a devoted parishioner of St. Clare Parrish. She settled in the Braintree Highlands and raised her family with her late husband of 48 years, H. Kenneth Dooley.
Beloved mother of Debbie Pacha and her husband Aladin of Quebec, Kenneth of Braintree, William and his wife Linda of Maryland, Maryanne and her husband Frank Candaleria of California, Gregory of Braintree, Susan Pennline and husband Rick of Pennsylvania, Ellen Roberts of Middleboro and Paula Taylor and husband Andrew of Mattapoisett. Beloved sister of Edward McCarthy of Boston, the late Joseph McCarthy of Braintree and the late Kay Slattery of Florida. Loving grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
A devoted mother, Anne enjoyed spending time with her husband and children. She always found time to be involved with their activities whether it being a Brownie den mother, a Highland school chaperone on field trips, driving children to practices and sporting events or volunteering as a CCD teacher. She loved her Braintree Highlands neighborhood and her home on Milton Road. She also enjoyed many summers with her family at their cottage at Crescent Beach in Mattapoisett. In addition to spending time with her family, Anne was an avid reader of newspapers, biographies and suspense novels. As her children moved forward with their lives she found time to spend with her bingo buddies and her monthly trip on the Foxwoods bus.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 8th, 2022, at the Church of Saint Clare, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree. Visitation private. Interment Braintree Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a donation in Anne's name to the Jimmy Fund to help cure kids with cancer would be appreciated.
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