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VAN TASSELL, Theresa (Keegan), of Braintree, originally from Dorchester (OFD), passed away peacefully at her home, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family, on December 27, 2021, at the age of 85. Born and raised in Boston, Theresa graduated from Dorchester High School. Theresa, along with her husband Robert, was co-owner of Chuck and Ann’s Sub Shop in So. Boston for over 50 years. She was dedicated to her family and was most happy when spending time with her family and friends. A devoted wife, mother, sister, nana, aunt and friend, Theresa will be fondly remembered by all who were blessed to have known her. Theresa was the wife of the late Robert F. Van Tassell. Loving mother of Robert F. Van Tassell, Jr. and his wife Sandra of Braintree and Mary T. Murray and her husband Joseph of Marshfield. Devoted sister of Barbara Quinn of Braintree, Patricia Conner of Braintree and the late Helen McDevitt, Laurence Keegan and Betty Nourse. Sister-in-law of Winifred "Sonia" Keegan of Cape Cod. Cherished “Nana” to Samantha, Joseph, Matthew, Michael and Shannon. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Tuesday, January 4th, from 8:30 – 10:00 AM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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