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1988 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
BRANNELLY, Katie L. Age 24, of Norwood, passed away unexpectedly on June 11, 2013. Katie, a graduate of Norwood High School, Class of 2006, attended Merrimack College and was a Senior, on the Dean's List at Bridgewater State University studying Child's Psychology. Katie was a beautiful girl with a huge heart and a smile that would light up the room. She radiated love, with a glow around her like an angel. Katie's love for children drew them to her, and once she met them, she was theirs for life. She would have made a wonderful mother. Her vibrant spirit brought so much happiness to everyone she touched, leaving footprints in the lives of so many. She was a very strong young woman, a fighter, who loved life, and in her short time here made sure to live life to its fullest. Katie's love was abundant evident with her passionate dedication to her many friends and family. She was the beloved daughter of Thomas and Valerie (Morris) Brannelly of Norwood; loving sister of T. Martin "Marty" and Janeen, both of Norwood; adoring aunt of Hayley Raine and Declan; cherished granddaughter of Hilda Rosenberg and her husband Robert of West Roxbury, and the late Jay Morris and James and Margaret Brannelly. She was also survived by her devoted boyfriend, Domenic Rossi, as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30am at St. Catherine of Siena Church,located at 547 Washington Street in Norwood. Interment will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, located on Winter Street in Norwood. Friends and relatives are invited and may call on Monday, June 17, from 3:00-8:00pm at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), NORWOOD. Memorial contributions in memory of Katie may be made to the Katie L. Brannelly Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 893, Norwood, MA 02062. Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood 781-762-0174 www.gilloolyfuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe from June 15 to June 16, 2013
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