Fairfield, Maine-Dorothy Ellen Brann, 96, of Fairfield, Maine, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2012, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center in Waterville, Maine. She was born in Wallingford, CT., on November 8, 1915, the daughter of the late Albert and Ellen (Pring) Cook. For many years, she was employed by Lawrence High School in the Cafeteria. She enjoyed sewing, and flower gardening. She was married to Donald L. Brann for 67 years before he passed away on February 14, 2000. She was also predeceased by a brother, Burton Cook. Survivors include her son, Merle Brann, Sr., and Kathy of Benton, Maine; her daughter Jane Lee and her husband Barry of Fairfield, Maine; two sisters, Jessie Finnimore of Florida, and Shirley Nado of Skowhegan, Maine; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; as well as many other extended family and friends. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Maplewood Cemetery in Fairfield, Maine.