Dorothy ‘Joan’ Borradaile, 71

Dorothy “Joan” Borradaile, 71, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Annapolis, Md., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, June 29, 2019, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Oct. 17, 1947, in Cheverly, Md., daughter of the late Francis X. Mahaney and the late Dorothy (Smith) Mahaney.

Borradaile worked as a registered nurse for 25 years before her retirement. She had worked for Greater Southeast Hospital in Washington, D.C., and also Johns Hopkins Rehab Kennedy-Krieger Institute. She also worked as a nurse in hospice care in Delaware and as a school nurse for several years prior to her illness.

She enjoyed working on her family genealogy with her best friend and sister, Anne. She grew up in the Catholic Church and was also a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, where she was a choir member before her illness. She loved to travel with her sister, especially throughout Europe. She also loved being with her family at their annual beach house trips. She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Borradaile is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Gil Borradaile; her seven children, Tony Borradaile and his wife, Teresa, Babe Borradaile and his wife, Carol Ann, Kristina Flanagan and her husband, Steve, Pete Borradaile and his wife, Asher, Amy Borradaile, Buddy Borradaile and Kennedy Borradaile; her sister, Anne Raum and her husband, Larry; nine grandchildren, Amanda Borradaile, Laura Mitchell, Anthony Borradaile, Brandon Borradaile, Jesse Borradaile, Andrew Borradaile, Carter Flanagan, Cooper Flanagan and Lily Borradaile; and great-grandchild, Aubree Mitchell.

A celebration of her life will be held later in July at the family home. Condolences may be sent online at