DOROTHEA P. “DOT” (McNALLY) COMER

February 20, 2024

DOROTHEA P. “DOT” (McNALLY) COMER

Dorothea Patricia “Dot” (McNally) Comer – of Woburn, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. She was 98 years old. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Comer. Cherished mother of Edward “Eddie” J. Comer III of Woburn and Gloucester and Elizabethann “Beth” Bowen, her husband Timothy of Newbury, NH. Adored nana of Max Peter Diekmann, Edward J, Comer IV, and Hayley Ann Comer. Loving sister of the late Elizabeth Goodland, her husband John, James McNally, his wife Helen, and Peter McNally. Dear friend and roommate of Rosemary Immig. Dot is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, APRIL 6th, at 11 A.M. Interment in Woodbrook. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Saturday morning 8:45 – 10:45 a.m. PRIOR to the Mass in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Dot’s name. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Dorothea Patricia “Dot” (McNally) Comer, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024.  The beloved wife of the late Edward J. “Ed” Comer, Jr.,  Dot was ninety eight years of age.

Born in Medford, she was one of four children born  of the late James and Dorothea (Johnson) McNally.  Raised and educated in Medford,  In 1950, she married Ed Comer, and brought two wonderful children into the world whom they were devoted too.  Sadly in 1987 Ed passed away.

Dot was first and foremost, the most loving and best mother possible, as well as a homemaker, artist, craftsperson, volunteer, golfer, and a long time, faith filled parishioner of St. Charles Church in Woburn.  While in her eighties Dot travelled to Italy three times with the Assisi Group of St. Charles.  There, they visited the St. Francis of Assisi’s birthplace,  the Cathedral Basilica, and the Vatican.  Trips that she truly loved and thoroughly enjoyed and have remained very close to her heart.

Dot was so proud to be called “Nana” by her beloved grand children .  She absolutely enjoyed each and every birthday, holiday, graduations, and all their personal accomplishments each had made over the years.  For over the last ten years,  Dot’s roommate, Rosemary Immig shared  a wonderful friendship.    Together they supported and cared for each other, thoroughly enjoying  the companionship, along with the many adventures and outside activities they would be involved in.

Sadly Dot was predeceased by her husband of thirty seven years, Ed, her sister Elizabeth Goodland, her husband John, her brother James McNally, his wife Helen and brother Peter McNally..

Dot is lovingly survived by her dear children Edward J.”Eddie” Comer III of Woburn and Gloucester and daughter Elizabethann “Beth” Bowen and her husband Timothy of Newbury, NH.  Cherished “Nana” of Max Peter Diekmann, Edward J. Comer IV both of CA and Haley Ann Comer of Charlestown, MA.    Dot also leaves behind four nieces, five nephews and their children, along with the honor of being called “Nana Dot” by many friends’ children and grandchildren whom she loved dearly, and considered family.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, APRIL 6th, at 11 A.M..  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Saturday morning 8:45 – 10:45 a.m. PRIOR to the Mass in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Dot’s name. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Susie and Rick

    To the entire family, we are so sad. Mrs Comer (Dothera) was an absolute angle here on earth💕. I can only wish I take one aspect from her to always be KIND to everyone you meet. You never know what people are going through. Just live with kindness in your heart. May you rest easy

  2. My sincere condolences to Dots family and also to her dear “Assisi Project” roommate Rosemary.
    We all cherished the formative years of the “Project” where Dot and I went to Assisi on the first retreat with Fr. Jim and the now Brother Patrick.
    May you rest in peace my dear friend
    Until we meet againPrayers and love
    Cynthia

    was blessed with one of the first trips to Assisi where Dot and myself became

  3. Mary and Bill Sullivan

    So sorry to hear of Dot’s passing
    We will always remember our Assis I trip with her and our friendship after that
    Our condolences to you – Beth and Eddie
    A woman of great faith we know that she is with the Lord now
    Always in our prayers – GOD Bless You

  4. George and Lee Mercer

    Dearest of women with a gentle heart. A privilege to have known Dot and share a story or laughter.

  5. So sorry to hear of Dorothea’s passing. She was such a lovely lady. I know she’s in heaven with our lord.

  6. Cristina Schofield

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to Eddie, Beth, Max, Hayley and Jamie.
    Dot means the world to us. She was our second Mum, our confidant, our “go-to person” for all questions on every subject. Dot is a great woman! Without exception Dot was always supportive, lovable, funny and available to lend a helping hand to everyone, whether in person or on FaceTime. We will miss all the things we did together (especially: having tea, going to mass, eating out, cooking, baking, visiting Gloucester, etc.) We are blessed to have known Dot and will never forget her strong faith, contagious laughter, sense of humor and the love she gave us. God Bless Dot and The Comer family now and forever. Crissy & Ro.

  7. Rest easy, Dot. We will miss you dearly and keep you in our hearts forever. Sorry for your loss Ed, Beth, Max, Ed, and Hayley. She was a beautiful soul ❤️

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