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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Susan Donelan, 51, assistant dean at BC

WAYLAND

Susan Donelan, a Wayland resident who was assistant dean for administration at Boston College's Connell School of Nursing, died Oct. 1 at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She was 51.

Dr. Donelan will be remembered for her compassion and courage. She fought breast cancer for three years, but her main goal was to help others, according to an obituary in the Globe today.

She opened her home to her sister's family after her nephew was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 5, so they wouldn't have to commute from western Massachusetts to hospitals in Boston.

"I think she always cared about others more than herself," said her sister Patty Fortier of Washington, Mass.

-- Erica Tochin

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