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Dorothy Veronica (Susan) "Nana" Nee

November 7, 1930 — November 7, 2023


Dorothy Veronica (Susan) "Nana" Nee

Dorothy Veronica (Susan) “Nana” Nee, age 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, Massachusetts, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 7, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Cleveland) Susan. 


Dorothy was raised in Boston's "Southie" neighborhood, where she married the love of her life, Patrick P. Nee, on September 15, 1951, at Saint Augustine Church.  She and Patrick first made their home in South Boston, and after welcoming her children, Dorothy took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her young family.  While Dorothy was focused on raising her children, she did work in several part-time positions, helping to provide the "little extras" that her family enjoyed.  Dorothy later moved her family to the Dorchester neighborhood before settling in Walpole, Massachusetts in 1969.  While living in Walpole, the "little extras" that Dorothy provided turned into bigger projects around the home, including the installation of a swimming pool.  In the early 1980s, Dorothy took a full-time position with Telco Systems in Norwood, working as an assembler until her retirement in 1995. 


Throughout her life, Dorothy was incredibly intelligent and loved keeping her mind sharp.  She completed countless crossword puzzles, mathematical brain teasers, and more recently enjoyed playing logic games on her tablet.  As an avid reader, Dorothy enjoyed getting lost in the storyline of a romance novel and was thrilled to exchange recommended books with her family.  Not only was her mind active, but Dorothy's hands were rarely still.  Her crafting skills were nothing short of amazing, using multiple materials to make wonderful creations, many of which she gave to family and friends.  Her sewing skills were honed over the years, fixing many of her children's clothes and later blossoming into creating needlepoint works to hang around her home.  Dorothy also enjoyed working with yarn to crochet an afghan, keeping those she loved warm.  She was also known for her Christmas ornaments, gifting them to her children and grandchildren, so they could all have a piece of her love with them during the holiday season.  Dorothy's art skills did not end with her crafts, as she regularly picked up a pencil or brush to put the images in her mind to canvas.


Dorothy experienced so much during her life, but it was her resiliency that always carried her through every moment of testing, bringing her back to the joy and happiness she felt when surrounded by her family.  Her love and care for her family is unmatched, truly a gift that she was able to share with those closest to her.


Beloved wife of the late Patrick P. Nee.

Loving mother of John P. Nee of Foxborough, Patrick J. Nee and his wife, Pamela Ross, of Walpole, Coleman J. Nee and his wife, Kelly Tinlin, of Quincy, Joseph P. Nee and his partner, Peter Sun, of Boston, Kevin C. Nee and his wife, Debra Gridley, of Abington, and Kathleen A. Henderson and her husband, John, of Walpole.

Cherished grandmother of Bryan Nee and his wife, Jennifer, Matthew Nee, Coleman Nee, Christopher Nee, Casey Nee, Callie Nee and her fiancé, Matthew Michael, Nicole Anderson and her husband, Dylan, and Andrew Henderson.

Sister of the late Joseph G. Susan, Robert F. Susan, and Anna T. McDonough.

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Dorothy's visitation on Friday, November 10th, 2023, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Saturday, November 11th, 2023, at 10:00 am.  Interment will follow at Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.


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Past Services


Friday, November 10, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, November 11, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Blessed Sacrament Church

10 Diamond St, Walpole, MA 02081

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