Elizabeth D. “Betty” (Brannan) Brock, age 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2022, at her home in Norfolk, Massachusetts, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland on September 15, 1939, she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Drylie (Boyd) Brannan. She was raised in Cowdenbeath, Scotland, where she graduated from the Mosside School. Following her graduation, Elizabeth took a position with the local cooperative store in Cowdenbeath, working in the office.
Elizabeth married her beloved husband, James K. Brock, on August 26, 1961, in Cowdenbeath. After making their home in Scotland for two years, Elizabeth and James immigrated to the United States of America, landing in Boston, Massachusetts and making their home in the Mattapan neighborhood. Upon their arrival, Elizabeth took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her young family. In 1967, Elizabeth and James left the city, settling in the small suburban town of Walpole, Massachusetts, where they raised their three daughters, Karen, Kimberly, and Laura. Once Laura was enrolled in school, Elizabeth returned to her working career, taking a position with Mar-El Jewelry Distributors of Walpole in 1972. Nine years later, her career brought her to Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Company in Dedham, where she served for 20 years as an insurance rater. Following her retirement in 2001, she enjoyed watching and spending time with her grandson, Andrew.
Throughout her life, Elizabeth loved hosting Sunday family dinners. She spent hours in her kitchen preparing a roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for her family to enjoy together. After settling in the US, Elizabeth quickly fell for all the Boston sports teams, watching a game on TV whenever she could. As the time for baseball spring training rolled around, Elizabeth took off for Florida, watching all the Red Sox stars prepare for the upcoming season. Back at home, she enjoyed some quiet time, watching her favorite British shows on PBS. As the day came to an end, Elizabeth could be found with one of her favorite books, spanning subjects from history and World War I through romance novels.
Beloved wife of James K. Brock.
Loving mother of Karen E. Brock and her husband, Mark Kampf, of Waterford, Virginia, Kimberly Brock of Gotha, Florida, and Laura C. Brock of Canton.
Cherished grandmother of Andrew Dougas Kampf of Waterford, Virginia.
Sister of Alexander "Sandy" Brannan and his wife, Irene, of Scotland, Boyd Brannan and his wife, Hilary, of Scotland, Neil Brannan and his wife, Moira, of Scotland, Keith Brannan and his wife, Anne, of England, Derek Brannan and his wife, Linda, of Scotland, Alister Brannan of Scotland, the late James Brannan, the late Ian Brannan and his surviving wife, Margaret, of Scotland, and the late Moira McHale and her late husband, Thomas.
At the request of Elizabeth's family, all her funeral services will take place privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Elizabeth's name may be made to VNA Hospice and Palliative Care, 100 Trade Center, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.
Arrangements by James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, Walpole.