Dorothy M. Brandon, 84, adored her job and coworkers at Naval Submarine Base New London

Dorothy M. Brandon
Dorothy M. Brandon

Dorothy M. Brandon, 84, of Virginia Beach, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to the late Van and Louisa Hartsell.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Hoffacker, Barbara Nelson and Margaret Hartsell; and granddaughter, Kelli Spraberry.

Dorothy loved her job at the submarine base in Groton, Connecticut, where she was known and loved as “Miss Dottie” by all the sailors and submariners on the base.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, “Duke.” She is also survived by her daughters, Donna Brandon and Madeline Peterson, and her husband, Breck; grandchildren, Ian Watts, Steven Spraberry, Brandon Smith and Alison Spraberry; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, at Colonial Grove Memorial Park.

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