Dorothy M. Botto-Merritt

Passed 07/09/2023


Obituary For Dorothy M. Botto-Merritt

Dorothy Marie Botto-Merritt, 88 a resident of Hanover died peacefully on July 9, 2023. Dorothy was born in Everett to the late parents Louis and Emma VanCamfort. Beloved wife to the late Robert Merritt and former wife to the late Joseph Botto. Loving mother to Joseph Botto Jr. of Rockland, the late Steven Botto of Rockland, Robert A. Botto and his wife Kathryn of Halifax, Emma L. Botto of Rockland, Timothy J. Botto and his wife Robin of Plymouth and Linda M. Botto-Maldero of Rockland. Cherished Grammy to 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is survived by two sisters, Mildred Cappellano and Eleanor Wheeler. Sister of the late Genevieve Lafave, Jessie Rogerson, Alice Berry, and Margaret Smith.

Dorothy was a homemaker for most of her life. She had a love for sewing in her free time. Dorothy also enjoyed ball room dancing and was known to clear the dance floor. Nights out Dorothy loved to sing her favorite song, “Stand by your Man” by Tammy Wynette. Dorothy’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her so much happiness throughout her life and loved spending time with them.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Wednesday July 12th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street Rockland. A Funeral Service will be held on July 13th, at Holy Family Church, 403 Union Street, Rockland at 9:00am burial will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland.

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  • 07/12/2023

    Tim, Robin and family, so sorry for your loss. We're thinking of you during this difficult time. The Crociati Family

  • 07/11/2023

    Dotty was like a second mother to me. We shared a building where we lived at 63 Webster St., they were on the first floor, we were on the third ..and we entered each other's homes, and lives,. Ias if we were all one big family ! Dotty and Joe moved to be Beech Hill, , we had to track across town to get up that hill but we spent many days enjoying their company, their family's, and in their pool . Later in life I was blessed to have been in contact , talking with her as she grew older and lived in Hanover. over the past year we talked a few times about getting together for lunch. It just never happened . but I'm so blessed and have grateful that I've had to contact with her our conversations with her, I've had over the past year, (And to be blessed enough to have her in my life. )She was an amazing woman. God is so blessed to beginning such an angel. All my prayers, sympathy, positive vibes go out to her children. I know the loss of a mother is difficult as I've lost Mine , speaking of which .. my mother and Dotty were the best friends, for many, many Years , but the memories will always live on in the hearts, and in the stories, she will continue to live on in the love that she left behind 💙😇🙏🏼

  • 07/11/2023

    So very sorry for your loss. Dottie and Joe were good friends of mine back in the mid 60's. Your Mom was a great mother and a wonderful friend to me. We had a lot of good times together. They were my son David's godparents. I know you all have wonderful memories just hold on to them. God bless all of you.

  • 07/11/2023

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • 07/11/2023

    I remember Dottie. She was so beautiful and watching her and Joe dancing. They made a beautiful couple. I worked with Joe at Pam's Restaurant on Union St and babysat sometimes on a Saturday night in 1963-64. May you rest in peace beautiful lady.

  • 07/11/2023

    Joe,Bobby, Emma Timmy and Linda. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady. I have so many wonderful memories of Beech hill and she sometimes would message me on fb. I hope all your beautiful memories help you ease your pain. 🙏💕

  • 07/11/2023

    Linda, Emma and family I remember hanging with your mom at the cookouts and holidays. She was beautiful, funny and a lot of fun. Bless you all. My sympathy Kim Marshall (Maldero)

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