LAWRENCE, MA — Dorothy “Dotty” Rainville-Morgan passed away unexpectedly due to heart surgery complications on January 3, 2019 at the age of 65. Dotty is predeceased by her Mother Monica Rainville and Brothers Ricky and Rusty Rainville. She leaves behind her extended and loving family including her loving Husband, Dennis Morgan of 22 years. She is lovingly remembered by her children and their partners Patrick Maloney, Amanda McPhee & Brandon Atwood and Marya & Rafael Santos. Nana Dotty will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Cayden, Angelina, Henry, Makayla and Logan. Dotty also leaves her step children and their partners Keith Salach, Eric & Nancy Salach and Henry & Jacqui Salach, along with sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and friends.
Dotty (affectionately known by friends as McGee) was born and raised in Lawrence MA where she lived a joyful sober life for the past 31 years. Dotty was involved in many community activities throughout the Merrimack Valley and has been employed as a School Bus Driver for over a decade at North Reading Transportation (NRT) where she made lifelong friendships. Dotty drove for the Wilmington School District where she was loved by her students and enjoyed being a part of their lives throughout the years.
Dotty enjoyed beach trips, hair dressing, bargain shopping, art and fashion but her proudest accomplishment was becoming a mother. She was the life of the party with her lively spirit, laughter, sense of humor and dance skills. She enjoyed rooting for her Boston sports teams as well as her children’s sports. Nana Dotty loved going to marching band competitions with Cayden. One of the highlights of her week was the sleepover with her sister Joyce while they watched their favorite TV shows together.
Dotty’s faith in God was the foundation of her life as she strived to live the way Jesus would want her to. Dotty “McGee” specifically requested to be remembered for her lively spirit and extends an invitation to celebrate with those that loved her and were touched by her life. All are welcome to this sober celebration of Dotty’s life at the Relief’s In located at 1 Market St, Lawrence, MA 01843 on Sunday January 20th at 11:00am – 3:00pm. Celebration will promptly begin at 11:00. Be sure to bring your memories to share along with your dancing shoes as we honor the life and spirit of such an amazing woman.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Basil Salvatorian Center, 30 East Street, Methuen, MA 01844.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home.)
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