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Dorothy A. “Dottie” (Perotti) Carruthers

At 89 years, in Revere, following a lengthy illness on October 28th. “Dottie” retired after 34 years of outstanding service within the Revere School System as Lead Secretary to the Principal of the Revere High School. Cherished mother of Marcia M. Skinner & her husband Charles “Jess” Skinner of Middleton, Debra A. Carruthers of Kingston, NH & John W. Carruthers & his wife Mara of Ocala, FL. Adoring grandmother to Jenna M. Carruthers of Kingston, NH & Bethany G. Skinner of Middleton. Doting great-grandmother to Maiya “Rae R.” Bryant of Kingston, NH. Dear sister to John Perotti & his late wife Marcella of Topsfield & the late Margaret T. Murphy & her late husband Brendan M. Murphy & the late Marie Foster. Dear aunt to John Perotti & his wife Catherine of Beverly & Jeremy Perotti of Topsfield.

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Monday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE and immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting Hours are respectfully omitted.

Attendees are asked to report directly to church. Due to the ongoing vigilance of the pandemic, all regulations & mandates issued by the CDC & the Boston Archdiocese, i.e. masks must be worn in church, at the cemetery and in the funeral home & social distancing must be maintained.


**Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained at the church & cemetery. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the church.**


Funeral Mass

Monday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dorothy A. “Dottie” Carruthers Scholarship Fund at Revere High School, 101 School Street, Revere MA 02151.

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  1. Annie O'Donnell
    Nov 27 2020

    Multitasker doesn’t begin to describe Dottie’s professionalism, and skills while being the secretary at the Paul Revere. Her loyalty, helpfullness, dry humor and friendship will not be forgotten. Safe travels~

  2. Leo Vanderpot (Vandy)
    Nov 8 2020

    It is with lasting memories of who Dottie was as a young woman that I pass along my condolences to her children and her family.

    When we were both attending Revere High School, Dottie and I worked together at the now long-gone Boulevard Theater on Revere Beach. She worked at the candy counter and I was an usher. I was a year younger than Dottie. She graduated in 1949 and, fittingly, we went to the junior/ senior reception together, along with Sally Foley and Vito Malfitano, and Paul Kelly and his date — all in one car. (Sadly, I learned of Paul’s recent death when seeking someone I could talk to who had perhaps attended Dottie’s funeral.)

    I should have tried to stay in touch with her, but I didn’t after I moved out of Revere to Boston in 1959 and then in 1961 to New York. So now I have to rely on the memories of those days, of which there are some that I cherish, including walks home from the theater to her house on Beach Street, when the candy counter closed after the intermission between the double features. She took me seriously, not something I was used to from people in those days. She also laughed with and at me in the best possible ways. I’ve never forgotten her friendship and I never will.

  3. Carol Tye
    Nov 6 2020

    Although Dottie was not a teacher at Revere High, she taught us all – administrators and teachers – how to navigate all the obligations that were not part of teaching. She had a wealth of experience and institutional knowledge.
    Dottie also had a great sense of humor. In the most stressful of situations, she could wear a wry smile.
    And she had such good judgment. As both a teacher/union officer or superintendent, I could always count on her for an objective observation.
    I missed her when she retired.

  4. William Ward
    Nov 4 2020

    Dottie was a great secretary at the Paul Revere School. She took me under her wing me being a new teacher 49 years ago. I remember her fondly. May she rest in peace.

  5. Joyce M Coluntino
    Oct 31 2020

    Dottie was a great secretary at the Paul Revere School ! She became a friend to many of us teachers, and we enjoyed many fun times with her, she will always remain in my ❤️

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