Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave, Milton on Monday May 22, from 4:00-7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Agatha Parish on Tuesday May 23, 2023 at 10:30am. Burial to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery.
Dorothy L. Carr (Merrigan), affectionately known as Dottie, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2023, in Marina Bay, Massachusetts. Born on July 22, 1932, in Portland, Maine, Dottie was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Merrigan.
Dottie is survived by her loving family, including her husband, the late Charles Carr Sr.; her children, Charles Carr Jr., Christopher Carr and his wife Lisa, and the late Walter Carr and his wife Maureen; her brother, Edward Merrigan; her late siblings, May LeFevre and Francis Merrigan; and her cherished grandchildren, Cody and Jared Carr.
Dottie dedicated her professional life to her passion for travel, working as a travel escort for a travel company. She had the opportunity to explore the world and share her experiences with others, making lasting memories and friendships along the way. Throughout her life, Dottie was an active parishioner at both St. Agatha Parish and Sacred Heart Church, where she found solace, strength, and community.
In her leisure time, Dottie enjoyed playing Bridge with friends and family, trying her luck at the slot machines at Foxwoods and Encore, and traveling the world. She also loved spending quality time with her grandchildren, who brought her immense joy and happiness. Dottie was a devoted viewer of the Catholic TV channel, which provided her with spiritual guidance and comfort.
Dottie and her husband, Charlie shared an inseparable bond throughout their 63 years of marriage. They were truly devoted to one another and spent all their time together, creating a lifetime of cherished memories. Their love was an inspiration to all who knew them, and their legacy will continue through the relationships they nurtured and the lives they touched.
Dottie will be remembered for her loving, kind, and thoughtful nature, which endeared her to everyone she met. She was a woman of grace and dignity, always putting the needs of others before her own. Her warm smile and gentle spirit will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
As we bid farewell to Dorothy, we celebrate the life of a remarkable woman who touched the lives of so many. Her memory will live on through the love and kindness she shared with everyone around her, and her spirit will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her. Rest in peace, dear Dottie, knowing that your legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all who loved you.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dottie's memory to the Catholic TV Station in Watertown, MA. https://www.catholictv.org/donate.html