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Dorothy T. ((Devine)) Ware
January 19, 1927 ~ October 14, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday Morning October 18th from 8:30am to 10:30am at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave, Milton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agatha's Church in Milton at 11am following the visiting hours. Interment will follow at Milton Cemetery.
Dorothy T. Ware (Devine), affectionately known as Dotty, was born on January 19, 1927, in Boston, MA. She passed away peacefully on October 14, 2023, in Milton, MA. She is remembered as a loving, selfless, and faith-filled woman who touched the hearts of all who knew her.
Dotty was the beloved wife of the late Paul I. Ware and the cherished daughter of the late Joseph Devine and Constance (Sharpe). She was the devoted mother of Paul K. Ware of Rockland, Barbara McEvoy and her husband Robert of Quincy, Michael Ware of South Boston, Lorraine Rioux and her husband Real of Falmouth, ME, and Mark Ware of Weymouth. She was also the loving mother of the late Dorothy Klier of Quincy and the late Robert Ware of Randolph. Dotty was the proud grandmother to 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.
Dotty was a proud graduate of St. Gregory High School in Dorchester. She later worked as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Donahue and Dr. Elkadry in Quincy, where she was known for her meticulous attention to detail and warm bedside manner. She was also a dedicated homemaker, always ensuring her loved ones were well cared for.
One of Dotty's greatest passions was cooking, and she was particularly known for her delicious apple pie. She enjoyed playing cards with her sisters and their spouses, and cherished the annual trips to Florida every winter with her husband Paul to visit them. Her love for her sisters was profound, and she treasured every moment she spent with them.
Dotty was happiest when she was at Nantasket Beach with her family, and she looked forward to her winter visits to Wentworth By The Sea in New Hampshire with her daughters. She and Paul often enjoyed peaceful visits to Castle Island, and together they embarked on a memorable trip with members of St. Brendan's Parish in Dorchester. Dotty also loved dancing with her friends at Mosley's on the Charles, and was an active member of the St. Agatha's Lady Sodality.
However, her true joy came from being with her family during the holidays. Whether she was cooking a feast, playing games, or simply sitting among her loved ones, Dotty was happiest when surrounded by her family. Her home was always filled with laughter, love, and the aroma of her famous apple pie.
In remembering Dotty, we celebrate a life marked by love, selflessness, and unwavering faith. She was a beacon of light to all who knew her, and her spirit will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those she leaves behind. Her legacy is one of love and dedication, and she will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.
The family has asked if in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dotty's name to Dana Farber.