Dorothy Marie (Connor) McDonnell

McDonnell, Dorothy Marie (Connor) of East Wakefield NH, formerly of West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Mulberry FL. Dotty entered into rest peacefully on December 30, 2022. Beloved wife of the late James P. McDonnell for 64 years. Born March 22, 1937, the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Kilroy) Connor. Loving mother of Kevin and his wife Janice of Brooklyn NY, Michael and his wife Mary of Kingston MA, Peter of Boston MA, and Kathleen Lisbon and husband Joe of Derry NH. Cherished “nana” to Margot and Dom DeChiara, Marc McDonnell and proud “grana” to Luca DeChiara. Dotty leaves behind her sisters Mary Mullin of West Roxbury and Kathleen Connor of West Roxbury. Dotty joins her brothers Peter and Jimmy, and sisters Patsy and Eileen in heaven where she will also be joyfully reunited with her husband and her mother. Dotty is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Blessed Sacrament, Dotty was a pioneer in the computer industry working many years as a computer operator at Business Computer Services in Needham.
Dotty was well known for entertaining both for holidays and weekends at her beloved lake house. The doors were always open and almost every weekend filled with friends and family. She was easily spotted “lounging” in her corner seat of the pontoon boat wearing her white hat while Dad happily cruised her around the lake.

Visiting hours in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St. on Friday, January 6th from 4-7pm. Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, January 7th at 11:30am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church at 12:30pm. Relatives and friends invited.
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