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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Thomas Quaratella

Posted at 10:50pm
Dear Peter, Frank and the rest of the Brancato Family. The Quaratella's send their condolences and prayers on the passing of Doreen. Our deepest sympathies to you all during these difficult times.

Kathy Niles

Posted at 10:32pm
Dear Frank & family....
Surrounding you with sympathy and caring as I read of your Mom's passing. Such great tributes to her, a life well lived. I know she touched so many children's lives.. Now she is resting peacefully with your Dad. I know she lives on in each and every one of you, maybe it will be in a smile, or a laugh, maybe that funny saying or just showing love and caring to one another.
Prayers to you all,
Kathy Niles

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

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