Dorothy M. (Langill) Metrano

July 8, 2017

Dorothy M. (Langill) Metrano

DOROTHY M. (LANGILL) METRANO – of Woburn, July 8th. Beloved wife of the late Albert Metrano and Charles Locke. Devoted mother of Nancy Bridge, her husband Robert of Billerica and Judith Sallese, her husband Michael of Woburn. Dear sister of Arlene Johnston of Burlington, and the late William Langill, Robert Langill, Meredith Harvey and Ruth Langill. Cherished grandmother of Tracy, her husband Vigen Charbatian, William and Robert Bridge, his wife Maryellen, Gina Sallese, her fiancé Nick Martin, and Michael Sallese. Great grandmother of Mia and Olivia Charbatian. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Lynch Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St. Woburn, Wednesday, July 12th, 4 – 8 p.m.. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Dorothy’s honor, to the Woburn United Methodist Church, 523 Main St., Woburn, MA, 01801.


Dorothy M. (Langill) Locke Metrano passed away at Lahey Clinic in Burlington Saturday, July 8th, surrounded by her children. Born in Winchester to the late George and Gertrude (Willson) Langill, she was eighty-seven years of age.

A lifelong resident of Woburn, Dottie was raised in Woburn’s West Side in the “Shaker Glenn” section of the city. Dorothy attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School in 1947.

She wouldn’t have to look far for love as Dotty would marry her first boyfriend and husband, Charles R. Locke, whom she grew up with. Together they would start a family, bringing two beautiful girls into the world, Nancy and Judy. Tragically, Charles passed away unexpectedly, as the result of a car accident in 1968.

Years later she would marry again, to Al Metrano, whom she knew just being around town and living in Woburn!

Dorothy would spend her whole life in Woburn, a community in which she was very involved. .

Dottie served as a past President of the American Legion AUX, as well as past President of the Marine Corps League AUX. Dottie marched proudly in every parade here in Woburn for 44 years; only missing two in all of those years. She also served as a Hospital Chairperson from the Veteran’s V A Hospital in Bedford for nine years, as well as running dances for the Vets there. Dottie had also served as the Woman’s State Convention chairman, during election time.

Dottie loved to travel! She would frequent California and Arizona to visit with family. Another place of adventure for Dottie was going down to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun for the day with her friends.

Dottie was truly a very kind, compassionate and generous woman. She gave of herself throughout her life, and always with others best interest at heart.

When it came to her grandchildren, “Grandma” was so very proud of each and every one. They were the most, beautiful, handsome, and charming grandchildren in the world, who were without a doubt the most intelligent! They were her world.

Sadly, Dorothy is predeceased by her husbands, Albert Metrano and Charles Locke, along with her siblings, William, Robert , and Ruth Langill and Meredith Harvey.

She is lovingly survived by her daughters, Nancy Bridge and her husband Robert of Billerica and Judith Sallese and her husband Michael of Woburn; her sister, Arlene Johnston of Burlington; her grandchildren, Tracy Charbatian and her husband Vigen, William Bridge, Robert Bridge and his wife Maryellen, Gina Sallese and her fiancé Nick Martin and Michael Sallese and her great-granddaughters Mia and Olivia Charbatian. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Lynch Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Wednesday, July 12th, 4 – 8 p.m. Services and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Dorothy’s honor to the Woburn United Methodist Church, 523 Main Street, Woburn, MA, 01801.


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  1. Kathleen O’Shea

    You were a very special friend. I have many great memories of our Flea Market shopping on Saturdays. Always on the go. You will be missed. May you rest in in peace.

  2. Nancy, Judith, and Metrano family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

  3. i will always remember Dottie as a kind and cheerful friend to my mother, Grace Boutwell.
    With sympathy,
    Grace (Boutwell) Morse

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