Obituary of Dorothy R Whitcomb
Dorothy R. (Veno) Whitcomb passed away at the Wingate of Chestnut Hill Nursing Facility, with her family by her side after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Dorothy was 82 years old.
Dorothy was born, raised and educated in Wakefield. She was one of six children born to the late Edgar and Dorothy Veno. Dorothy married at the young age of 17. She started her family immediately and was soon the mother of six beautiful children that she adored. Dorothy worked as a Receptionist at the Union Hospital in Lynn and Dana Farber in Boston and owned her own cleaning company for a number of years, but her most cherished role in her life was that of wife and mother.
Dorothy would do anything for her children. She made sacrifices and worked hard to make sure they got everything they needed and wanted. Dorothy was always giving of herself to others. She volunteered at Nursing Homes and did arts and crafts with the elderly. She loved to travel with her sister, Helena, with some of their favorite vacation spots being St. Thomas and Hawaii. Dorothy loved to sing and she could be seen singing casually around the house or sharing her voice with the local churches or singing for nursing home patients. Dorothy was happy to be part of her grandchildren’s lives growing up and delighted to see the birth of her 11 great grandchildren.
Dorothy will be remembered for her outgoing and giving nature and her love and devotion to her family.
Dorothy was the wife of the late Frank A. Whitcomb, Jr. She was the beloved mother of Cheryl Sirignano & her husband Kevin Ganley of Haverhill, Debi of Natick, Frank A. III & his wife Kathy of North Reading, Michael of NH, Lisa Huckins & her husband Robert of NH, and Deidra Martino & her husband Joe of Framingham. Sister of Edgar Veno of Stoneham, Billy Veno of Wakefield, Helena Enos of Burlington, Lawrence Veno of PA and the late Evelyn Pettigrew. Proud grandmother of Brandy McTaggart, Brittney, Ryan & Michael Whitcomb, Cassandra Geribo, Christina Sirignano, Kristen Baker, Kelsey Kosmadakis, Kaitlyn Madden, MIchael Whitcomb, Ryan Whitcomb, and the late Mark Tocci and Nicholas Sirignano. Dorothy is also survived by 11 great grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Thursday, May 16 from 4-6:30 p.m. Concluding with funeral services at 6:30 p.m. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050