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BOLENDER, Brenda Rose (Chapman) Of Norwood formerly of West Roxbury, January 17, 2014. She was the cherished daughter of the late John and Adele Chapman of West Roxbury and the beloved sister of Adele Urbsas and her husband John of Westwood. Brenda graduated from the Academy of the Assumption in Wellesley Hills, Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, and attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and Actors Studio in New York City. She was an English Teacher in the Canton public school system for 32 years and was a volunteer at Childrens Hospital, Boston for over 22 years. Brenda is especially grateful to Allison Morse, Dr. Michael Steller, Sandra Dumont, and the staff in the oncology unit at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Boston, as well as her special friends who supported her unconditionally through this 5 1/2 year journey. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., DEDHAM, Tuesday at 9 am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Catherines Church, Norwood at 10 am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 pm. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Brendas memory to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN, 38148 or Facing Cancer Together, P.O. Box 60066, Newtonville, MA 02460. Online guestbook and directions at www.gfdoherty.com George F. Doherty & Sons Dedham 781-326-0500
Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 18, 2014
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