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Pasqualine M. “Lena” (Melpignano) Brandin, 94

Pasqualine M. “Lena” (Melpignano) Brandin, 94, of Milford, passed away February 7, 2014 in the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge. She was the wife of Sidon H. Brandin who died in 2000. She was born in Milford, daughter of the late Nicola and Theresa (Prece) Melpignano and was a lifelong Milford resident. She was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1937.  
     Mrs. Brandin retired in 1984 from the former Hopedale Gardens Nursing Home in Hopedale Ma, where she was employed in housekeeping and the kitchen. In her early years she was employed at the former Karteganer’s Hat Shop in Upton where she was employed in many facets of hat making.     
    She was a communicant of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, a member of the Daughters of Italy, past president of the Birmingham Court Association, past president of the Frascotti Post VFW Ladies Auxiliary and past president of the Sacred Heart Women’s Club.
     She is survived by her children, Martin N. and his wife Frances (Kijek) Brandin of Upton, Theresa A. Coolberth of Whitinsville, one brother Robert Melpignano of Barnstable, three grandchildren, Ashley Brandin of Upton, Jacob and his wife Mariangela Coolberth of Ashland, Nicola Coolberth of Washington DC, two great-grandchildren Jacob Coolberth and Sebastian Coolberth both of Ashland, many nieces and nephews.
     She was predeceased by her brothers Joseph Melpignano, Nicholas Melpignano and Leo Melpignano.       
        The funeral will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. in Milford. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 A.M. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 7 East Main St. 
     Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. 
    Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 P.M.

Guest Book

Dear Terrie, Carol and I are sad to hear of the death of your Mother. She was a beautiful and gracious lady. We are sorry that we couldn't be there for you and your family at this time. We just came back home a few days ago. She will be remembered in our prayers and Mass this Sunday. Love, Carol and Dennis
Carol and Dennis Cronin

Dear Terrie, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was so excited when she talked about her faith and Christ! Her strong faith was and still is a testament to what was important for her in life. May the peace of her heart fill your soul and give you great comfort in the days ahead.
Tom Sobolewski

So sorry for the loss of your mom...My sympathies to you and your family.
Lorrie McCarty

Terrie and family, I am so sad for all of you. Lena, ak.a. Nonni was an amazing women! She will be missed by many. She was one who would come to mind if someone asked a definition of a "True Woman"! Rest in peace "Sweet Lena". Love Paulette
Paulette Tatro

Dearest Terrie ... My heart goes out to you and your familly. Know that my prayers are with you! May your mom's memory be eternal! much love, friend Ginnie
Virginia Kimball

My deepest sympathies. May you and your family carry sweet memories of her forever in your hearts.
Michele Aubin

Dear Terrie, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your dear mother. May God grant her eternal peace. "May angels lead her into paradise; upon her arrival, may the martyrs receive her and lead her to the holy city of Jerusalem. May the ranks of angels receive her, and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may she have eternal rest." From In Paradisum. Please be assured of my prayers during this difficult time. Love, Sue
Sue Eramo

So Sorry for your loss and ours. We loved her here at the Lydia Taft House. She always had a beautiful smile and kind words. My sympathies
Paulette & Ruth

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time.
Nicole Delamere

Terrie and family - I'm so so sad for you. Though I never met your mom, I feel like I knew her, just a little bit. Treasure the stories you shared ... they will be the sweetest of memories. My deepest of sympathies to you.
Laura Hunter

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