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Dorothy Rita (Welch) Taylor

March 15, 1939 ~ March 13, 2021 (age 81)


TAYLOR, Dorothy “Dottie” Rita (Welch) was born on March 15, 1939.  She died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 13, 2021 after a long illness.

Beloved wife of the late Charles Lawrence “Larry” Taylor of 37 years.  Daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Dare) Welch.  Oldest of 6 children; survived only by William.  Dedicated Mother to 6: Joseph, William (deceased), Helen-Marie, Kathy, Michael, and Donny.  Loving confidant, mentor, and “Gram” to 10 grandchildren: Shawn, Jennifer-anne, Tiffany, Bob, Seth, James, Justin, Diane, Kaitlyn and Samantha. Great Grandmother to 12.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and Godchildren.

She was raised in Hyde Park and Readville, where she also met and married her husband.  Her passion was her family and she was always there for them.  She spent much of her time as family chauffeur making sure everyone got where they needed to go.  Sundays were always family day including a trip to the beach, family visits (where cousins grew up together) and/or big Sunday dinners.  She loved spending time with her adult children and families.  She especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren; they cherished a bond sharing secrets and stories.  She loved being a Great Grandmother.  She was a devout Catholic and prayer warrior.  When not taking care of someone, she loved to read the bible and say her rosary.   

She leaves a legacy of Faith, Love, Encouragement and Peace.

Dottie will be greatly missed by all.


Funeral from the Alexander F. Thomas and Sons Funeral Home, 45 Common St, Walpole MA 02081 Friday morning at 9:30, followed by a Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church Walpole 02081 at 10:30.  Visiting hours are Thursday, from 4-8pm at the funeral home, (masks are required). Interment will be at Brookdale Cemetery Dedham MA 02026.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).

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March 18, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alexander F. Thomas & Sons Funeral Home
45 Common Street
Walpole, Ma 02081

Funeral Service
March 19, 2021

10:30 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church Walpole (Walpole MA)

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