Branson, Mary E. (Whitney) –Of Stoneham, May 4th. Beloved wife of 58 years to Richard Branson. Loving mother of Pam and her husband Chuck Merrill of North Reading, Paula Branson of Wilmington, Penny Maylor and her husband Ken of Danvers and the late Peter Branson. Grandmother of Ryan, Eric and Taylor Rhodes; Cole and Wes Maylor. Mary is survived by many supportive loving friends in Mesa, Arizona as well as local friends in New England. Funeral service in the funeral Home on Tuesday, May 8th at 10am. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday 4-8pm. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168.