Margaret Theresa Branning
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Margaret Theresa Branning
  • October 3, 1926 - December 18, 2017
  • Maryland

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On December 18, 2017, Margaret Theresa Branning ( nee Bechler), age 91. Beloved wife of the late Edward A. Branning Jr.; cherished mother of Tim Branning ( Carolyn Bennett) of Kent Island, Barbara Flanagan of Sykesville, Mary A. Branning of Catonsville, and Beth Branning of Towson; loving grandmother of SFC Patrick E. Flanagan and Brendan Flanagan; dear sister of the late Celie Blair and Belle Mengers. She is also survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Branning was born in Irvington and attended St. Joseph's Monastery School and Seton High School. She graduated from the St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing, having entered under the auspices of the US Cadet Nurse Corps. She retired as an RN at age 77 after many years practicing Occupational Health Nursing at the Social Security Administration and HCFA.

Family and Friends are invited to call at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville Inc. 1630 Edmondson Ave. Catonsville, MD 21228 on Wednesday, December 27 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel Charlestown, 711 Maiden Choice Lane. Catonsville, MD 21228 on Thursday, December 28 at 11:00 a.m. with receiving of friends at 10:30 a.m. Interment t private. Memorial donations in her memory may be sent to St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 1222 Tugwell Drive. Catonsville, MD 21228. Online memorials may be made at