Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Marshall M. Dranetz

August 7, 1924December 13, 2019

BRYAN, TX – Marshall M. Dranetz, of Bryan, TX, passed away peacefully at the Isle of Watercrest on December 13, 2019.

Marshall was born to Louis and Goldie (Rubenstein) Dranetz in Brockton, MA. Since a very young age he lived in Hyannis, MA, where his parents ran a small clothing store.

In 1960 he married Noriko (“Nikki”) Ikeda, whom he met while working in the Boston area, returning with her to Hyannis, where they raised a family. After serving in the Navy around the end of World War II, he had obtained his Law degree from Boston College and his Business degree from Harvard Business School, and he practiced law in Hyannis for most of his life.

Marshall is preceded in death by his wife, Nikki, his sister Sylvia, and his brother Abraham. He is survived by his children, David Dranetz and his wife Ramona, Jeffrey Dranetz and his wife Eileen. He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Joseph, Rachel, and Olivia.

In life Marshall enjoyed social events, travel, sports, and playing cards with his friends. He will be missed by all.

Funeral service will be held on December 17, 2019, at 1:00PM, at Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit, MA. The family requests that those so inclined make a donation in his name to St. Jude’s Research Hospital. For online condolences please visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com


  • Burial Tuesday, December 17, 2019


Marshall M. Dranetz

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Gale Barros

December 17, 2019

Jeffrey and David Just wanted to say how much you're family meant to us. I remember going to your home to babysit and seeing how much your Mom and Dad were so proud of you. Your Dad was a wonderful man with a big heart. He always was there to help anyone. My Mom worked for your Parents and they were very kind and beautiful! I am so sorry for your loss but with your Dad and Mom their spirit will live on. Gale (Roderick)Barros

Chip Kenney

December 16, 2019

I will always remember Marshall's kindness as he sat in his study when I would visit Jeff and David, Henry and Dave Skinner and I, would all get together for a challenging board game or DD adventure and Marshall would always have some kind words to say, or Inspire me in some way. He was a class act, and will be missed. Rest in peace, Marshall.