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September 9, 2023

Julia “Nancy” Locke

Mrs. Julia “Nancy” (Sullivan) Locke, of Braintree, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on September 9, 2023.

Born in Boston to the late Martin and Mary (O’Shea) Sullivan, she lived in Braintree for many years.

Nancy was the beloved wife of 52 years to the late John W. ‘Jack” Locke; loving mother of Mary C. Prendergast and her husband, Michael, of Marshfield and John W. Locke and his wife, Nancy, of Mattapan; and cherished Nana to Neeve Prendergast of Boston.

She was the sister of Mary (and the late Joe) Landers of Braintree, the late Catherine and Joe Arsenault of Braintree, Patricia (and the late Peter) Foley, of Woburn, Louise (and the late Bob) Kelly, of Dorchester, the late Regina and Jim Senier of Weymouth, the late Marty Sullivan of Dorchester, and Joann and Jay Kerins of Dorchester.

Nancy was also the sister-in-law of Leo and Rosalie Locke of Florida, the late Donald Locke of Dedham, Maureen (and the late John) Martin of Walpole, Jerry (and the late Doris) Locke of Dedham, and the late Marilyn Locke of Dedham. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Known for her sparkly blue eyes, warm smile, and infectious laugh, Nancy loved spending time with family, especially with her sisters in Florida and visiting family in Ireland. Always on the hunt for a treasure, Nancy enjoyed yard saling with her friend, Barbara Reardon, and later in life with her sisters. Nancy was happiest spending summers down “The Cottage” in Manomet and hosting gatherings on the porch.

Nancy instilled a love of family and touched the lives of so many.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday, September 18th, from 5-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital).

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:45 AM on Tuesday, September 19th,  prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth at 10:30 AM.

Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant House, P.O. Box, 758636, Topeka, KS 66675-9966 or to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379