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Obituary:Brenda Rose (Chapman) Bolender, Canton English Teacher

(From George F. Doherty Funeral Home)
Brenda Rose (Chapman) Bolender of Norwood. formerly of West Roxbury, did Jan. 17, 2014. She was the cherished daughter of the late John and Adele Chapman of West Roxbury and the beloved sister of Adele Urbsas and her husband John of Westwood.

Brenda graduated from the Academy of the Assumption in Wellesley Hills, Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, and attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and Actors Studio in New York City.

She was an English teacher in the Canton public school system for 32 years and was a volunteer at Children’s Hospital, Boston for more than 22 years.

Brenda is especially grateful to Allison Morse, Dr. Michael Steller, Sandra Dumont, and the staff in the oncology unit at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, as well as her special friends who supported her unconditionally through this five and half-year journey.

The funeral will be from the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., Dedham, Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Catherine’s Church, Norwood at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Monday, Jan. 20 from 4-8 pm. Interment will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Brenda’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN, 38148 or Facing Cancer Together, P.O. Box 60066, Newtonville, MA 02460.


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