Mary C. "Mame" Brannan, 63
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Jan. 18, 1948 - Sept. 18, 2011
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph, MN for Mary Catherine Brannan, age 63 of St. Joseph who died at her home in St. Joseph surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 18, 2011. The Reverend Joseph Feders, OSB will be the celebrant. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph and 1 hour prior to the services at the church Wednesday. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mame was born on January 18, 1948, the daughter of Alphonse and Rose (Tobin) Staller in St. Cloud, MN. She grew up in St. Joseph where she attended grade school and graduated in 1966 from Tech High School in St. Cloud.
On September 9, 1967 she was united in marriage to Thomas Brannan at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Four daughters were born to this union. After they were married they lived a few years in California before moving back to St. Joseph in 1974. Together she and her husband owned and operated Brannan Locksmith for 35 years.
Mame lived most of her life in St. Joseph where she knew everyone and everyone knew her and they were always welcome at her home. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and golfing. She will be remembered for her contagious laugh and sharing good times.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph, MN and the Rich-Spring Golf Club, Cold Spring, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mame is survived by: her husband Tom of St. Joseph, MN, four daughters, Kerry Brannan of Alliance, NE, Shannon Brannan of Fort Collins, CO, Erin O. Brannan of Sarasota, FL, and Catey Brannan of Sarasota, FL, one granddaughter, Tina Brannan of Colorado Springs, CO, one sister Nancy (Bill) Graham of St. Cloud, MN, other relatives and many friends.
Mame's family would like to extend their special thanks to St. Cloud Hospital Hospice, and all who offered and provided support these last few months.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Sept. 19, 2011