Dorothy Julia (Wayner) Drevinsky passed away peacefully at age 91 on Monday, November 14, 2022 from declining health.
She was married for 62 years in 2018 to the love of her life, Dr. Peter J. Drevinsky who died April 11, 2018.
Dorothy leaves her brother Peter C. Wayner, Jr. She also leaves her two sons, David M. and Peter C. Drevinsky.
She was born in Taunton the daughter of the late Peter C. Wayner and Stella (Koc) Wayner.
Dorothy was a graduate of Salve Regina College, School of Nursing and practiced as a Registered Nurse in Providence, Rhode Island through 1954. She would spend summer vacations in Newport, RI sprinkled with routine vacations in D.C. whereby Dorothy often had breakfast at the former “Hot Shoppes” prior to climbing the steps to the top of the Washington Monument.
Later in life, Dorothy enjoyed escapes to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with fond memories of the country, shopping at L.L. Bean, trout fishing and taking her children to Story Land. She was an avid crossword puzzle expert and completed many of the most difficult puzzles published in the New York Times. Dorothy gave back to the community through volunteer work at multiple antique conventions, including her sons monthly Sports Collectible show which ran continuously each Sunday for fifteen years. Additionally, she was an avid reader and spoke fluent French.
Dorothy was grateful to have attended Expo 67 in Montreal. She enjoyed raising two cats, Tiger Lil and Alpine, who always snuggled up with her to watch afternoon soaps. Dorothy had a love for art and often spoke of the geodetic dome at Jordan Marsh, until it was demolished.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rt 30), Wayland on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 10:00 am followed by Dorothy’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Good Shepherd Parish at ST. ZEPHERIN Church, 99 Main St (Rt 27) Wayland.
Interment will follow in the Drevinsky family lot in St. Zepherin Cemetery, Bent Ave, Wayland.
For those wishing to do so, Dorothy may be remembered with a gift to the Alaska Missions & Retreats, PO BOX 833, Soldotna, AK 99669 or American Heart Assoc., 300 5th Avenue, Ste 5, Waltham, MA 02451.