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Dorothy Anne (Hogan) Rich
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  • Alzheimer's Association
    309 Waverley Oaks Rd.
    Waltham, MA 02452

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“Kevin,Grethen Linda and Walter.Absolutely great fabulous tribute to My Aunt most Beautiful Dottie.Love you all,and the family.So beautiful,I had a...Read More »
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“RIP Aunt Dottie, you were a treasure to us all and a wonderful mom and friend. Bless Linda and Kevin and to their extended family. Know you forever...Read More »
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Dorothy Anne (Hogan) Rich died at the Wingate at Haverhill Nursing Home, on February 11, 2020. She was 84 years of age. Dorothy was born in Boston on March 23, 1935 to the late Patrick & Margaret (Gordon) Hogan. She was raised in Dorchester until the age of 15 and then moved to Medford. Dorothy graduated from Medford High School and lived in Medford from 1950-1959, Everett for a couple of years, Stoneham from 1964-1980 and in Melrose since 1980. While living in Stoneham and raising her family Dorothy was also a longtime member of St. Patrick's Church in Stoneham.

Mrs. Rich worked as an office clerk for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Boston and as an office manager for Digital in Woburn for many years. Mrs. Rich had quite the sweet tooth, loved music & dancing and was a very fun spirited person. She loved spending time with her grandchildren; attending their sporting events, dance recitals and school events. She enjoyed her annual gathering with all her siblings during the holidays and had fond memories of her trip to Ireland to visit her heritage. In summertime she loved taking trips to Cape Cod and Ogunquit, Maine.

The Rich Family thanks all the staff at Wingate at Haverhill & West River Hospice for the wonderful care given to Dorothy.

Mrs. Rich is the loving mother of Kevin D. Rich & his wife Gretchen of Melrose and Linda G. Kor & her husband Walter of North Reading. Cherished grandmother of Melissa, Colin & Ashley Kor and Callie & Darby Rich. Beloved sister of Mary Silva, Eleanor Zoffreo, Francis "Hank" Hogan, Elizabeth Lewis and the late Catherine Hogan, Margaret Josephine "Jo" McCarthy, James Hogan, Thomas Hogan, John Hogan, & Edward Hogan. Former wife of the late Frederick Rich. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 2:00-5:00PM. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday morning at 10:30AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at 11:30AM. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Dorothy's name to Alzheimer's Research Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.