Dorothy Louise (Lee) Herald, a devoted wife and mother, passed away after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Dottie was 80 years old.
Dottie was born and raised on the family farm in Patten Maine. She was one of two daughters born to the late Russel and Grace Lee. Dottie was a graduate of Patten Academy, a Christian School, in Patten Maine. She moved to Massachusetts and went to Hairdressing school. She would meet her future husband George while at the Wal-Lex Roller skating rink. They would marry, live in Woburn briefly before moving to the Winmere section of Burlington. Dottie worked as a hairdresser for several years until after her first daughter, Laurie Lee, was born. Laurie Lee was born with Cerebral Palsy and Dottie was a dedicated advocate for Laurie. Dottie was a loving and supportive mother to her youngest daughter Linda. She was always there for Linda attending all her field trips, taking her to the movies and just sharing many mother daughter moments. Linda returned the love and was dedicated to caring for Dottie with all her struggles with Alzheimer’s for many years.
Dottie and family enjoyed taking vacations to North Conway and the White Mountains. Dottie bowled with the St. Margaret’s bowling league for many years. Friday nights were “date night” for Dottie and George. They would go to the local movie theater and end their night at the Betty Crocker Pie Shop. Dottie will be remembered for her outgoing and bubbly personality and her dedication to her family.
Dottie was the beloved wife of the late George W. Herald. She was the loving mother of Laurie Lee Herald of Burlington and Linda L. Gargone of Burlington. Sister of the late Norma (Lee) Dewar. Proud grandmother of John Gargone of Athol, Gina O’Neil of Winchendon, NH and Crystal Gargone of Athol. Great grandmother of Jeremy Ivins. A Memorial Service will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Monday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private.