Dorothy J. Lewis, married for 64 years to the late Edward W. Lewis of Mattapoisett, died on May 14, 2018 at home under hospice care.
Mrs. Lewis was born in Schenectady, NY in 1931 and was a resident of Mattapoisett since 1964. Dorothy was a Welcome Wagon Hostess for twenty years and worked at Old Rochester Regional High School as a Special Needs Aide, retiring in January 1995. She was part of the Women’s Alliance at the Unitarian Memorial Church of Fairhaven, and a member of the Council on Aging in Mattapoisett. Dorothy also served as Registrar of Voters in Mattapoisett for many years.
Dorothy and Ed lived in the same house for close to 50 years, becoming neighborhood fixtures and surrogate grandparents to many of the children around them.
Dorothy leaves her son and daughter-in-law Edward and Vaune Lewis of Sudbury, MA and daughter and son-in-law Mary and Greg Gupton of Washington, DC. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Dr. Elaine Lewis of Newton, MA.
Mrs. Lewis was the sister of Rosemary Kverek of Charlestown, MA and Richard Kverek and his wife Marion of Wappingers Falls, NY. She was loved by six granddaughters; Emily Lemieux, Jessica Seaver, Marrissa Lewis, Stephanie Lewis, Heather Gupton, and Laurel Gupton.
At her request there will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at the Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719, or to Community Nurse Home Care and Hospice, 62 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.