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Dorothy A. Jordan
November 19, 2017


WORCESTER: Dorothy A. (Lapensee) Gosselin Jordan, 80, died peacefully with her daughter Christine by her side on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Parsons Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Worcester.

Her husband, Paul C. “Tubba” Jordan, died April 17, 1995. Her first husband, Richard H. Gosselin, November 18, 1982. She leaves two daughters, Christine M. Haynes and her husband Michael of Spencer, Donna L. Gosselin of Arizona; two brothers, Edward W. Lapensee and his wife Pam of Worcester, Joseph M. Lapensee and his wife Kaye of Middletown, OH; a sister, Marion E. Baynard of Worcester; seven grandchildren, Derek Haynes and his wife Melissa of Brooklyn CT, Richard Haynes of Spencer, Tracy Oliveras and Nicole Putnam, both of California, Richard, Sean and Ryan Delancey, all of Arizona; nine great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A daughter, Cheryl A. Putnam, and four brothers, Vincent, Paul A., John E. and Richard J. Lapensee, all predeceased her. She was born and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late George O. and Helen A. (Vilkas) Lapensee and was a 1955 graduate of David Hale Fanning Girl’s Trade School. She lived in Leicester for several years before returning to Worcester in 2001.

There are No Calling Hours. A Private Graveside Service will be held in St. John’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Kelly Funeral Home, 154 Lincoln St., is assisting the family. To share your thoughts and memories with the family on-line, please visit:

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Kelly Funeral Home
154 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605