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Dorothy M. Tillinghast

Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Tuesday, June 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Dorothy M. (Arsenault) Tillinghast, who passed away on June 8th at 96 years. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Dorothy graduated from St. Rose Catholic School in Chelsea, and immediately went to work for the President at Chelsea Clock. She left there after becoming a wife and mother. She enjoyed ceramics, loved to travel and was on a bowling league. Dorothy enjoyed and looked forward to a weekly card game with five of her childhood friends spanning over 65 years.

She is the beloved wife of the late Paul J. Tillinghast. Devoted mother of Kenneth Tillinghast and his wife Deborah, Russell Tillinghast and his wife Rose, Michael Tillinghast and his life companion Barbara Dillon, and Susan Tillinghast. Dear sister to the late Edward Arsenault and Ernest Arsenault. She leaves behind seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org/donate.


Services

Visitation

Tuesday, June 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 14th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody


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  1. Heidi Shipley
    Jun 11 2022

    I’m so sorry that I didn’t get to see her before she passed but forever grateful I got to speak to her on the phone. She’s given me lessons I’ve used my whole life . May she Rest In Peace.

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