Dorothy (Shea) Brule
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Dorothy (Shea) Brule
Loving mother and grandmother; 90

LITTLETON/HARWICHPORT -- Dorothy (Shea) Brule, 90, of Littleton, died on October 7, 2011, at Emerson Hospital, in Concord.

She was the wife of the late Roger Brule who died in 2009.

She was born in Melrose on February 14, 1921, daughter of the late Daniel and Marion (Tyzzer) Shea. She grew up in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1939.

She was married in 1950 and has lived in Littleton and summered in Harwichport for many years.

Dorothy was employed by Travelers Life Insurance Co., New England Tel and Tel Co., as a switchboard operator, Murray Printing Company in Wakefield, and the Courier Corp. in Westford until her retirement in 1982.

Her hobbies include playing piano and organ, knitting, gardening, bird watching, travel and spending summers with her late husband, Roger at their beloved Cape Cod cottage. "Cozy Nook". Her children, grandchildren, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her joy of life.

Mrs. Brule is survived by her daughters, Patricia A. (Brule) Lahue and her husband, Robert of Westford, Nancy J. (Brule) Gower and her husband, Frank of Westford; her grandchildren, Brian Lahue and his wife, Jennifer of Millbury, Lori Ann (Lahue) O'Rourke and her husband, Neil of Westford, Gregory Lahue of Charlestown, Jeffrey Gower and Jonathan Gower of Westford. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Patrick and Benjamin Lahue and Caitlin O'Rourke; several nieces and nephews; and her brothers-in-law, Marcel Brule and his wife, Kay, and Sylvio Brule and his wife, Kathy; and her sister-in-law, Monique Brule.

She was also the sister of the late Kenneth Shea and Beatrice (Shea) Scarpa.

BRULE -- Funeral from the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton on Thursday at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine's Church, Westford at 10 am. Visiting hours will be Wednesday 5-8 pm. Burial at Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, #400, Waltham, MA 02451-1952, or Loaves and Fishes, P.O. Box 1, Ayer, MA 01460. Please see

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Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 10, 2011.
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October 13, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 13, 2011
Nancy and family-

We were very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Ann Norma has many great memories of times spent with your Mom during her summers at "camp".
You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.

Arnold and Ann Norma(Tyzzer) O'Sullivan
October 12, 2011
Dear Nancy, Patty and families...Our family was so sad to hear about your mom...having just lost my dad we understand your pain. Through it all though God will give you the peace that surpasses all our understanding and provide a way for you to bear up under your sorrow..All our prayers and thoughts going out to you all. Your dear mom will be very much missed but her memory and legacy will remain forever in our hearts and minds. She really loved life and her spirit will live on as each of you enjoy the life God gave you.
Love, Amy, Nick and family
October 11, 2011
Dear Nancy,
Your mother was a special lady and one of a kind. Lots of memories from the MPC days. My daughter works with a relative who shared the beautiful tribute written by her grandson. My deepest sympathy to you.
Ann Reardon
October 11, 2011
Dear Pat, Nancy and families,
Deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. I remember the good times we all had together with her.
Prayers to you all.
Jane Tyzzer Brzoska
Jane Brzoska
October 10, 2011
I haven't seen Aunt Dot in years, but I remember her being a warm and wonderful woman, so comfortable to sit and chat with. So much like her sister Bea. I know all her family and friends will miss her dearly. My condolences to you all.
Janet Brennan
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