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Dorothy L. (Kelley) Scarborough

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“Kai, Chris & Gary-It is impossible to express my deep and profound sadness over the loss of your Mom. Our two families have so many shared memories...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Kathy Slattery - NY

“Dot, Many of us here at Sutton hill Center proceed with heavy hearts this week. You were a wonderful lady I personally cared for you as an aide...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Michelle Travis - North Andover, MA

“Dottie, I'm going to miss you so much! I am still in denial that you are gone. I loved talking to you and always enjoyed our laughs together. You...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Lauren Sacco - North Andover, MA

“Sending our love from your California family. May she rest peacefully in God's loving arms until you meet again. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Tish Foley - Crows Landing, CA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Dorothy L. (Kelley) Scarborough, of Wells, ME, formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover on Sept. 28, 2019 at the age of 89. Dot was born in Worcester, raised in Holden and Cincinnati, OH and a graduate of North College Hill High School. She resided in Melrose for 30 years and Wells, ME for over 25 years. Dot worked as a Secretary for Flowtron in Malden for many years and later worked at the Kittery Maine Recreation department for nearly 10 years and enjoyed spending time volunteering for Easter Seals. Dot loved dogs, cats, seals and also enjoyed reading, taking walks on the beach, movies and traveling to England and Disneyworld. She vacationed with her family at Moody Beach, Wells, ME for over 50 years. Dot loved spending time with her family & lifelong friends. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the most important part of her life. She was the loving mother of Gary Scarborough & his wife Deborah of Lynnfield, Kris Scarborough & his wife Patricia of Andover and Kai Foley & her husband Kevin of N. Andover. Former wife of the late Dana L. Scarborough. Caring sister of the late Rev. Donald Kelley. Cherished grandmother of Eric, Ryan, Dana, Aubrey, John, Sean, Lauren and Marc. Great grandmother of Charlotte, Arya, Cameron and Arthur. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 from 9-11AM, followed by Funeral Service at 11AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Easter Seals - MA, 484 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608 Website: eastersealsma.com