OBITUARY: Dorothy A. (Sanborn) Halliday, 78

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Dorothy A. (Sanborn) Halliday, age 78, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 9th, 2022, at her home, surrounded in love.

Born in Winchester on August 21st, 1943, Dorothy was one of nine children of William and Leota (Dunton) Sanborn. They were raised in Wilmington, and attended Wilmington Public Schools, graduating from Wilmington High School.

Dorothy was an animal lover. At a young age she discovered a love of horses. She would go on to become an accomplished, competitive rider. As a sponsored rider she was able to compete in English, Western, Dressage and won several individual rodeo events including Rodeo Queen. Besides her love of horses, she always had her dogs and cats by her side.

Dorothy married her best friend, Daniel “Bruno” Halliday and together the couple raised six children of their own in Wilmington. Dorothy was proud to be a homemaker and loved to care for her children. When her grandchildren came along, she would always have treats ready to spoil the kids with. There were many special vacations and sleepovers shared with Grandma aka Gigi.

Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Bruno Halliday. Mother of Daniel Halliday & his wife Sonja, Garth Halliday, Brad Halliday, Scott Halliday & his wife Lynn, Chad Halliday and Dorothy Plouffe & her husband Jesse. Grandmother of Dillon, Cody, Ryan, Matthew, Katlyn, Alicia, Merrily, Vanessa, Courtney, Jake, Sydney, Molly, Sullivan, Cecil, Nicolas, Juliet, Sophia, Bruno and Audrey. Great-grandmother of 3. Dorothy is predeceased by 8 siblings and survived by her sister-in-law Carolyn (Sanborn) Borsini, Francis & Rose Halliday, Billy & Fern Halliday and several other wonderful family members from Cape Bretton NS, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life will take place on Wednesday, April 13th, at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 11:00 a.m., interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 12th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers or donations, we encourage those that want to celebrate her life to spend time w/family and friends. There’s no greater gift than sharing time together.

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