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 www.badgerfuneral.com