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Official Obituary of: Dorothy J. Sutherland 04/23/2020

Dorothy J. Sutherland 04/23/2020

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Dorothy J. (Lavoie) Sutherland, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2020.  She was predeceased by her loving husband of 32 years, Clinton Sutherland.

Dorothy was born on November 30, 1935, in Attleboro and was the daughter of the late Victor and Elizabeth (Horton) Lavoie.

She worked as a line-worker/carder at Cheever Tweedy & Co., Inc. – a jewelry company and also worked at New England Sterling Company in Attleboro where she helped craft the Kentucky Derby trophies until her retirement.

Dottie loved going out to dinner and playing cards on Friday nights with her dear friends.  She enjoyed working on puzzles, knitting, crocheting and playing the slot machines.  Dottie loved to travel and visited many wonderful places in the world, including her special trips to Alaska.

Dorothy was a long-time member of the First Congregational Church (Oldtown) of North Attleborough where she served in many ways.  She was also a member of the Angle Stone Chapter No. 118, Order of the Eastern Star.

Dorothy is survived by her four children:  Scott Sutherland (Brenda) of Port St. Lucie, FL; Barbara Owens (Bob) of Scarborough, ME; Sheila Anderson of North Attleboro, MA and Bradford Sutherland (Linda) of Attleboro, MA.

Seven grandchildren:  Sara Cirone (Dan); Tyler Owens (Molly) and Brandon Owens; Zachary Anderson (Paula) and Travis Anderson; Joshua Sutherland (Tracy) and Andrew Sutherland;  Five great-grandchildren:  Ryan, Veronica and Paige; Luke and Cali and two great-great grandchildren:  Aiden and Gavin.

Private services will be held with a burial at Newell Burying Ground in South Attleboro.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date at the First Congregational Church (Oldtown) of North Attleborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to either “The First Congregational Church of North Attleborough”, 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro, MA  02760 or the “Angle Stone Chapter No. 118 Order of the Eastern Star”, 35 Huntley Road, North Attleboro, MA  02760.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Just received word of Dots passing. Our condolences to the family.
     I and my wife enjoyed working with her for many years both at Cheever Tweedy and New England Sterling. 
    May she rest in eternal peace.

  • Barbara and the entire Sutherland family.  I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my  thoughts and prayers and may you find comfort in knowing your mother is at peace

  • Scott, Barbara, Brad and Sheila, So very sorry to hear that your mom has left us.  She was a part of our family and loved very much.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  Love and light to you all.

  • Praying for the family as they remember their Mother, Grandma, and Great Grandma. Praying for her friends.
    Barb, you have a special place in my prayers during this difficult time. May God comfort you and Bob and Tyler and Brandon.

  • We are so grateful we had the chance to meet 
    Dorothy through Barb and Bob Owens. What a  wonderful lady. We hope your many memories of her help give you comfort during this truly sad time. 

  • We are so glad we had a chance to meet Dorothy through Barb and Bob Owens. What a wonderful lady. May your many memories help give you comfort. 

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  1. We are so glad we had a chance to meet Dorothy through Barb and Bob Owens. What a wonderful lady. May your many memories help give you comfort. 

  2. We are so grateful we had the chance to meet 
    Dorothy through Barb and Bob Owens. What a  wonderful lady. We hope your many memories of her help give you comfort during this truly sad time. 

  3. Praying for the family as they remember their Mother, Grandma, and Great Grandma. Praying for her friends.
    Barb, you have a special place in my prayers during this difficult time. May God comfort you and Bob and Tyler and Brandon.

  4. Scott, Barbara, Brad and Sheila, So very sorry to hear that your mom has left us.  She was a part of our family and loved very much.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  Love and light to you all.

  5. Barbara and the entire Sutherland family.  I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my  thoughts and prayers and may you find comfort in knowing your mother is at peace

  6. Just received word of Dots passing. Our condolences to the family.
     I and my wife enjoyed working with her for many years both at Cheever Tweedy and New England Sterling. 
    May she rest in eternal peace.

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