M. Elaine (Dalton) Bryant, 73 of Rockland died surrounded by her family at her home on June 4, 2014. Daughter of the late William Billy D and Alice (McCue) Dalton, she was raised in Rockland and graduated from Holy Family School. She later graduated from the former Sacred Heart High School in Weymouth and the Holy Ghost School of Nursing in Cambridge. Elaine had been employed as an LPN for many years at the Mildred Alford Nursing Home in Abington. An active communicant of Holy Family Parish in Rockland she was a part of the Bible Study and Rosary groups at the church. She also served as a Eucharistic Minister. She is survived by her husband of 51 years Donald L. Bryant and their children, Geraldine F. Goguen and her husband Ronald of Hopedale, Donald J Bryant and his wife Dawn of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Alicia M. Austin of Holbrook and V. Lynn Witt of Lexington, Mo. She was the sister of the late Maurice Dalton. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and a great-grandson. The family welcomed friends and loved ones to celebrate her life at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., in Rockland on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 3 - 7 p.m. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday June 9, 2014 at Holy Family Church, 403 Union Street, Rockland, at 11 a.m. Burial in Holy Family Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 N Main St Ste 104, Natick, MA, US, 01760. For directions or to share a memory on her Tributes page, visit www, magounbiggins.com.
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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home
135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 2370
Published in The Abington Mariner from June 7 to June 14, 2014