Cartwright Funeral Homes


NILAN, Sally A., of Braintree, formerly of W. Roxbury, passed away on October 15, 2017, after a brief illness, at the age of 77. Born and raised in Boston, Sally had worked as an office manager for a trucking and transportation company for many years. Sally was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Braintree. A devoted mother, grandmother and sister, Sally will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Sally was the loving mother of Dennis Nilan and his wife Deborah of Milford and Stacey Martin and her husband Walter of Braintree. Devoted sister of Henry J. Nilan, Jr. of W. Roxbury and the late Mary Louise Connolly and Virginia C. Walsh. Loving “Nana” of Trevor Martin, Kelli Martin, Sean Martin, Michael Martin, Matthew Nilan, Andrew Nilan and Daniel Nilan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Henry J. and Mildred G. (Dunn) Nilan. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Visitation Period on Thursday, October 19th from 8:30 – 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home, immediately followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St., Braintree. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St., Braintree, MA 02184.

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