Dorothy M. “Dot” Lavacchia

March 14, 2019

Dorothy M. “Dot” Lavacchia

Dorothy M. “Dot” Lavacchia, of Woburn, March 14th, at ninety-seven years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Charles “Nemo” Lavacchia.  Devoted mother of Dianne McHugh, her husband Arthur of Woburn; Sandi Corsello, her husband John of AZ; Dottie Mae Lavacchia, her wife Joanne Buttaro of Woburn; Charlie Lavacchia, his wife Julie of Tewksbury; and George Lavacchia, his wife Susan of Burlington.  Dear sister of the late Murial Evans, Louise Conte, Patricia Simmonds, Nelson Evans, Ralph Evans and Charles “Bob” Evans.  Cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Tuesday morning, March 19th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn from 10-11 a.m. followed by Mrs. Lavacchia’s Burial in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Remembrances may be made in “Dot’s” honor to the Woburn Senior Center 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Dorothy M. “Dot” (Evans) Lavacchia, 97, of Woburn, died peacefully, Thursday, March 14th, at the Woburn Nursing Center, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 57 years to the late Charles “Nemo” Lavacchia.

Born in Portsmouth, NH, Dorothy was a daughter of the late George and Marguerite (McManus) Evans. She was raised and educated in Reading, MA, one of six children, and a graduate of Reading High School.

Dot devoted her life to her family. Her family was the center of her life and she would do anything for them. For many years and when her children were younger, Dot taught CCD for St. Anthony’s Church in North Woburn. Spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was her greatest joy, and she always looked forward to Sunday afternoon picnics with her family in New Hampshire.

Dot and her husband enjoyed golfing and vacationing, especially to Arizona and Las Vegas. Dot was an active member of the Woburn Senior Center and also a member of the Wilmington Garden of Eden. She was talented at knitting and sewing, and donated a lot of the goods she made to the Cancer Center, as well as family and friends. She was also an avid card player and crossword puzzle enthusiast, and enjoyed going out to dinner. She was a generous, kind and loving woman who will be missed by all.

Dorothy is survived and will be deeply missed by her children, Dianne McHugh, her husband Arthur of Woburn; Sandi Corsello, her husband John of AZ; Dottie Mae Lavacchia, her wife Joanne Buttaro of Woburn; Charlie Lavacchia, his wife Julie of Tewksbury; and George Lavacchia, his wife Susan of Burlington. Dear sister of the late Murial Evans, Louise Conte, Patricia Simmonds, Nelson Evans, Ralph Evans and Charles “Bob” Evans. Cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Tuesday morning, March 19th from 10-11 a.m. followed by Mrs. Lavacchia’s Burial in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in “Dot’s” honor to the Woburn Senior Center 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Tuesday morning, March 19th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, from 10-11 a.m. followed by Mrs. Lavacchia’s Burial in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Remembrances may be made in “Dot’s” honor to the Woburn Senior Center 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Ann M D'Ambrosio

    Dear Dottie Mae, Diane,Sandy and Family, Words can’t express how deeply sorry I am to hear of the passing of your mom. We did a lot of laughing and joking with your mom every Monday night at the nursing home. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad and difficult time. May it be a comfort to all that I am sure your mom is very happy being reunited with her love ones .

    Sincerely,

    Ann & Pat D’Ambrosio

  2. Dottie Mae, Diane and Family,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. It was a pleasure to have gotten to know your mom and spend time with her at the nursing center. Please know you are in my thoughts and I am wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Carol Cantone

  3. Dawn Lavacchia Donlon

    Diane, Sandi, Dottie Mae, Charlie and George, I am so sorry to hear about Auntie Dots passing. 97 is a great life. May she rest in peace and be laughing out loud with Uncle Nemo, my dad, and the rest of the Lavacchia clan and their spouses. Know I am thinking of you at this time. Love Dawn Lavacchia

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