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March 2, 2013

Dennis M. "Brando" Brandolini


HAVERHILL — Dennis M. Brandolini, 60, lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, February 26, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Dennis was born in Haverhill on August 3, 1952, son of Torino Brandolini and the late Eleanor (Warner) Raymond. He was educated in Haverhill schools, and was a graduate of Haverhill High School.

In Dennis’s early years, he was employed by Cloverleaf Dairy as a milkman. He spent several years in the circulation department of the Haverhill Gazette where he received an award for his many years of dedicated service. In 1980, Dennis began Brandolini Towing Co. of Haverhill which he operated successfully until his passing.

He was a longtime member of the Garibaldi Club. Dennis loved cooking for others and will always be remembered for his famous pig roasts. Dennis enjoyed collecting many different items over the years, but most of all, he found the greatest joy in spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all.

Dennis is survived by his beloved daughter, Jennifer DiBartolomeo and her husband Dan of Plaistow, NH; grandchildren, Dennis DiBartolomeo, Sara DiBartolomeo and Jessica Hamilton and her husband Tyler; and the joy of his life, his great-grandson Parker Hamilton; his father, Torino Brandolini; loving siblings, Robert Brandolini of Haverhill, Thomas Brandolini and his wife Suzanne of East Kingston, NH, Trina Pillsbury and her husband William of Haverhill and Lori Nichols and her husband Earle, who was Dennis’s best-bud, of Haverhill; as well as many nieces, nephews; great-nephews and great-niece.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013 in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street (Rte 125), Bradford at 4:00 PM. Visiting hours will precede the service beginning at 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend. Courtesy local transportation will be provided on request by calling Patrick Driscoll at 978-374-0000. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com