Methuen, MA — Dorothy C. (Waters) Bresnahan, 90, of Methuen, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at the Holy Family Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Lawrence on February 22, 1923, and raised in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Percy W. and Catherine (Hagan) Waters.
She was a 1940 graduate of Haverhill High School and was employed by Stop and Shop prior to her marriage. She was a faithful communicant of St. Monica Church in Methuen.
Dorothy enjoyed vacationing at Salisbury Beach with her extended family and spending many winters in West Palm Beach, Florida.
A thoughtful and generous mother, Nana, and Great Nana, Dorothy was predeceased in 2001 by her husband, Thomas J. Bresnahan, with whom she celebrated almost 54 years of marriage, and by her brother, Thomas Waters.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia C. Correia and her husband, Melvin, with whom she lived, and her son, Thomas J. Bresnahan, Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane, all of Methuen. She is also survived by grandsons, Shaun P. Correia, his wife, Tracey, and their children, Emma and Benjamin, and Michael R. Correia and his wife, Tammy, all of Methuen, Mark W. Bresnahan of Somerville and granddaughter, Kelly E. Bresnahan and her fiancé, Denis Austin, of Jersey City, NJ. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Mary Bresnahan of Methuen and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, January 5, from 2-6 p.m. at the Kennethe H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Monica Church, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen on Monday, January 6, at 9 a.m. Donations may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 where Dorothy’s granddaughter, Kelly, is manager of Development Events.
To send online condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com.
The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bresnahan family.