CHELMSFORD –Jean C. (MacDonald) Bratton, age 76, a longtime resident of Chelmsford and a winter resident of Dade City, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, January, 23, 2015 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton. She was the beloved wife of Raymond W. Bratton, to whom she was married for 55 years.
She was born on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 29, 1938, and was a daughter of the late Colin and Mary (Livingstone) MacDonald. She received her early education in Halifax, Nova Scotia Catholic schools and was a graduate of St. Charles School in Woburn.
Jean was employed for many years as an administrative assistant at the Roudenbush Community Center in Westford. Earlier in life she was employed by the former Chelmsford News Weekly.
She was a parishioner of St. Mary Parish in Chelmsford, a member of the Travelers Rest Cloggers in Dade City, FL, and a member and co-founder of the Chelmsford Youth Girls Figure Skating Association.
In her free time Jean enjoyed playing golf, clogging, traveling with her husband in their Airstream Trailer across the United States and Canada, and taking walks with her faithful cocker spaniel Freckles. Above all, Jean enjoyed spending time in the company of her loving family.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her son, Atty. P. Scott Bratton and his wife Catherine of Carlisle, her daughter, Vickie Bratton of Devens; her five grandchildren, Derek R. Bratton and Danielle L. Bratton, both of Hudson, NH, Colin S. Bratton and Rachel M. Bratton, both of Carlisle, and Camille Waloke Bratton of Devens; and her daughter-in-law, Christine Bratton of Hudson, NH.
She was also the mother of the late Douglas W. Bratton, who died in 2013 and the sister of the late Colleen (MacDonald) DiLorenzo
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 5 pm at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9 o’clock at St. Mary Parish, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Chelmsford.