Gloucester — Mrs. Dorothy “Dotty” Francis (Boyd) Moore, 88, of 292 Washington St, Gloucester, a retired laborer, wife of the late Angus C. Moore, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, January 29, 2013 at Seacoast Nursing Home.
Born and raised in Boston, MA, Dotty was the daughter of James and Barbara Boyd. She and her husband, Angus, moved to Gloucester, MA in the 1950’s where they settled and raised their four children in their Taylor Street home.
Both Dotty and her husband shared a love of their mutual Scottish heritage, which they instilled in their children, and expressed in vacations to the Highland Games. Dotty was at heart a family woman, who took great pleasure in discussing the goings on of her immediate and extended family. She took particular pride in her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren, and whether it was offering a special toy or treat, she loved to dote on them. Dotty frequently took her grandchildren on many outings to Good Harbor Beach during the summer months, as the beach was one of her many passions. In addition to spending quality time with her loving family, Dottie was a lover of dogs, many of which she raised and trained from pups, partaking in crossword and word search puzzles and collecting knick-knacks, which she proudly displayed around her home. She had a witty, sarcastic sense of humor, which often made one think twice as to whether she was serious or joking. Dotty greatly enjoyed visits and telephone conversations with her beloved sister Mary O’Brien, as well as gatherings with her sister-in-law Josephine Boyd and her late brother, Donald Boyd. She was a devout Catholic and found much strength in her faith. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by two daughters, three sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law; Barbara wife of Jeffrey J. Favazza, Dorothy wife of Mark Williams, Frances Moore, and William Morris. In addition, she is survived by seven grandchildren; Michelle McGillivray, Joseph Moore, Kimberly Morris, Shannon Austhof, JoEllen Falk, Justin Favazza, Monica Williams, and Ryan Morris, as well as thirteen great-grandchildren. Dorothy is also survived by her sister, Mary O’Brien, special sister-in-laws Phyllis Moore and Josephine Boyd, and several other sisters-in-law. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Angus, eight brothers, one sister, as well as two of her children, Joseph Moore and Mary Morris.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be held in The Holy Family Church February 16, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. To which relatives and friends are invited. Interment private. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St. (Rte.62), Danvers. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA., 01923 or Seacoast Nursing Home 292 Washington St., Gloucester, MA. 01930. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com