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Anne Marie (Watts) McElaney

Braintree, Anne Marie (Watts) McElaney, age 81, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, November 23, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Anne was born in Quincy to the late Robert E. and Catherine L. (Mahoney) Watts, Sr. She was a member of the first Archbishop Williams High School graduating class in 1953. She was also a graduate of the former Quincy City Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1956. She had lived in Braintree for fifty-four years.

She was employed as a registered nurse for forty-four years. Anne worked with the South Shore VNA and later with Welch Home Healthcare where she specialized in hospice nursing and was the liaison representative with the Carney Hospital and South Shore Hospital.

Anne enjoyed swimming at the South Shore Hospital pool, the beach and ocean and ballroom dancing.  She also enjoyed weekly dinners with her friends.

She was dedicated to her family, especially her cherished grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Wife of the late Donald J. McElaney.

Devoted mother of Donna M. McGeggen and her husband Michael of Braintree, Patricia A. Flaherty and her husband Sean of Braintree, Timothy E. McElaney and his wife Cristina Carandang of Stoughton, Kimberly M. Webster and her husband Neil of Braintree.

Loving grandmother of Kevin McGeggen and his partner Thomas Carter, Erin McGeggen, Aidan and Rory Flaherty, Cesar McElaney, Emma, Maxwell and Sadie Webster.

Anne was the last of four siblings and was predeceased by Robert E. Watts, Jr., Lillian C. Watts and Paul J. Watts, Sr.  She also is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, November 28 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Monday 5 - 8 p.m. Interment Private.

For those who wish, donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or www.dana-farberorg/gift.

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December 1, 2017
Dear Donna, Patty, Kim and Tim - we are so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a sweet and positive person. We have fond memories of spending time with your family growing up and your mom was always so upbeat and nice to us. She will be missed. Love, the McCarthys

~ Kevin McCarthy


November 27, 2017
Tim, Christine, Cesar and family - We are so sorry to hear about your mom/nana. We have fond memories of her; always warm and smiling; opening her home to us when we would stop by to see you guys. Our thoughts are with all of you. Love you and miss you.

~ Sherri and Kevin Logue


November 25, 2017
To Anne Marie's Family, I am so sorry to read about the death of your Mom. I am an old neighbor of your mom's from Hall Place in Quincy. Your mom grew up nextdoor to me. Your mom was the sweetest, and very beautiful lady growing up. I have good memories of The Watts family. Keep all your memories of her in your heart and she will always be with you. May she RIP

~ Mary T Campbell


November 25, 2017
Dear Donna and family, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Sending hugs and prayers to you.May the wonderful memories you shared together get you through this difficult time.

~ Jan Cochrane


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