Dora S. “Dolly” (Lane) St. Andre, age 95

of Braintree

Dora S. “Dolly” (Lane) St. Andre, age 95

Dora S. “Dolly” (Lane) St. Andre, age 95, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Friday, May 29, 2020 at Bay Path Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Duxbury.

Dora was born in Somerville, to the late Frederick and Ann (Sexton) Lane. Raised in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1943. She had lived in Braintree for sixty-five years.

As a young woman, Dolly had worked as a telephone operator for AT&T in Boston.

She was a longtime, active parishioner of Saint Thomas More Church in Braintree and an active member of the pro-life movement.

Beloved wife of the late Edward A. St. Andre.

Devoted mother of Marianne A. St. Andre and her husband Howard Kanegsberg of Agawam, the late Edward St. Andre, and the late Jean Marie St. Andre.

Loving grandmother of Jason Penney of Nashua, N.H.

In light of current events, funeral services were private. Interment took place at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Dolly’s memory may be made to the Boston Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 120069, Boston, MA 02112-0069.


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  • Marianne and Howard,

    I am sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The Saint Andre and Hurson Family
    (Barbara’s Daughter)

  • I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your mother she is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with her

  • Marianne so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.Dolly was a sweet woman and I will miss my chats with here.

  • I remember all the years Dolly came to not only clean our house physically but spiritually as well. She was a warm, loving, kind, generous member of our house and I will always remember how faithful she was to God and her wonderful delightful sense of being.

  • So many smiles, so many laughs, so many hugs…and most of them just before the 4 p.m. Mass
    on Saturdays at St. Thomas More. Just so good to be with you, Dolly…just so good. Thank you, Dolly,
    for being so special to Betty and to me…indeed, to so many who were blessed by your friendship
    and your love.

  • Marianne,
    I am sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a wonderful lifelong friend to my mother. I have so many fond memories of your mother and father. Your mother will always be “Aunt Dolly” to me.

    Karen Gramazio