|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1959|
|Death: ||Jun. 18, 2011|
Brenda passed away with her adoring family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.
Affectionately known as "Ma Dukes", "Momma B" and "Ms. Brenda Lee", Brenda graduated from Middleboro High School, class of 1977. Along with her dad, she became the part-owner and operator of several successful businesses including Ann's Diner and Henry's Hotewl Diner, in Salisbury, MA; Perley's Coffee Shop in Rowley, MA and Gary's Bakery in Seabrook, NH. She also worked several area stores and restaurants as well as the Rowley Highway Dept, Rowley VFW and Pembroke Hospital. She had a rich and rewarding working life. Even with so many committments, she still found time to volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
Through her battle with cancer, Brenda wanted to acknowledge how special her care had been from Commonwealth Hematology Oncology of Weymouth.; they became part of her family, especially Dr. Everett. South Shore Hospice was with her every step of the way and it was her wish to thank them for making her life full and beautiful.
Her family is creating a bracelet representing Lung Cancer with proceeds going to the LUNGevity Walk and fundraising efforts.
In addition to her mother Loretta, Brenda is survived by her step-dad, Ray Lozeau both of Bryantville; her son, Robert Washburn and his wife Holly of Salisbury; her daughter, Nicole (Roderick) Elliot and her husband Jason of Canton, a brother, Norman E. "Buddy" Brockelbank; her best friend and personal care giver, Denise Scott; many nieces and nephews, friends and family and all Ma Dukes girls and boys. She was pre-deceased by her father Norman E. Brockelbank,Sr. and her brother, Gary Brockelbank, both of Salisbury.
It was Brenda's request that those whom attend her service wear something pink as that was her favorite color. .
Before she passed, Brenda expressed that her wish, instead of flowers, was that donations be made to any of the following organizations:
*American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701
*South Shore Hospice, 55 Fogg Road, Weymath, MA 02190
*Old Colony Elder Services , 144 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Cindy - Living To Tell
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71625286
Added: Jul. 11, 2014
Brenda, I know you're holding that baby in your arms, telling that precious little soul about the amazing parents waiting to meet their greatest joy. Rest now, you've earned it.|
Cindy - Living To Tell
Added: Jun. 20, 2011