Dorothy A. O’Shea

August 5, 2008

Dorothy A. O’Shea

DOROTHY A. O’SHEA – in Westford, formerly of Woburn and Brighton, August 5th. Daughter of the late John and Mary (Meehan) O’Shea. Beloved sister of Mary E. Quinn of Westford and the late Margaret Callahan and Daniel and John O’Shea. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, August 9th at 10:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 11:30. Calling hours Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Dot’s memory to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1232 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 (www.NOF.org)

OBITUARY:

Dorothy A. “Dot” O’Shea, a longtime Woburn resident who had made her home in Westford for the past twenty-five years, passed away at the Westford House Nursing Home Tuesday evening, August 5th, following a long illness. The daughter of the late John and Mary (Meehan) O’Shea, she was ninety-one years of age.

“Dot,” as she was affectionately known, was born in Watertown and raised there and in Brighton, graduating from Brighton High School with the Class of 1935. In the late 1930’s she took up residence in Woburn. She worked for the Salada Tea Company and later for Wire Belt Company until retiring at the age of sixty-five.

A homebody, Dot enjoyed knitting and crocheting sweaters and vests for family members and was an avid reader of current events as well as magazines and short stories.

Since moving to Westford to be closer to family twenty-five years ago, Dot enjoyed many day trips with Westford seniors groups.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Callahan, and two brothers, Daniel and John O’Shea.

Surviving is her dear sister, Mary E. Quinn of Westford. She was also the beloved aunt of Patricia Pollard, Maureen Quinn, Joan Callahan, Jean Pine, Patricia Callahan-Hayes, Marjorie Hill, and Daniel O’Shea.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, August 9th at 10:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 11:30. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Donations may be made in Dot’s memory to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1232 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 (www.NOF.org).

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  1. Dot was a good friend and a nice neighbor, we’ll miss her. We had many interesting conversations over the years. Dot had quite the personality, and spunk even as she got older. I enjoyed my talks with her, and she will be missed.
    Gail (next door)

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