Doreen Brancato

Doreen L. Brancato (Banning)

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Doreen L. (Banning) Brancato of Westerly passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the age of 77. She was the wife of late Joseph “Jo-Jo” Brancato and the daughter of the late Frederick and Jeannie Banning.

Doreen was an elementary school teacher and Bradford School facilitator for the Westerly Public Schools. She was proud to be an educator and advocate for many students and their families. Doreen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a communicate of St. Pius X Church.

She is survived by her daughter Mary E. Brancato, wife Donna Allinson, and two sons, Peter J. Brancato, wife Gina Brancato, and Frank A. Brancato all of Westerly. Doreen will also be dearly missed by her ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Due to gathering restrictions, funeral service and burial will be private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit
Flowers are not permitted at services at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jean Coduri Crowley Fund, 31 Rivercrest Drive, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379.
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Janice Buck

Posted at 08:13pm
Maryellen and family,
Saddened to hear of your mom's passing. She will be missed by many. Take care. Janice Buck and Eddie Kruupinski

Carl Johnson

Posted at 04:38pm
Pete and Family,

My sincere sympathy on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Carl Johnson

Tammy Canny

Posted at 03:04pm
Peter, Frank, Mary and family deepest condolences of your loss.
Tammy Tillinghast Canny

Nancy Turco

Posted at 12:19pm
Please accept my sympathy for your loss of Doreen.


Posted at 10:52am
My sincere condolences to Doreen’s family during these difficult times. We shared many good memories attending Mt. St. Joseph College as aspiring teachers as and the parents of our own young children. I will always remember your winning smile. Rest In Peace. Nan Ferraro

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