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Dorothy Carlo, Esq.

1943 - 2014 HOLYOKE - Dorothy Carlo Esq., 71, died Dec. 20, at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Pittsfield on Feb. 27, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Charlotte (Kunce) Carlo. Dorothy graduated from Pittsfield High School, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Western New England University School of Law. She served briefly in the United States Navy, and then taught biology at Pittsfield High School before moving to Northampton in 1973. She opened her Northampton law office in 1978 and practiced criminal and family law there for many years. She also taught environmental law in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Massachusetts, and criminal justice at Westfield State University. She was one of the organizers of the Massachusetts bottle bill. She served on area boards, including the local chapter of NAMI, was active in Democratic politics and environmental issues well into her retirement. She was a great friend of social justice, animal rights, and the US National Parks. She was a supportive online friend to many through the Myositis Association. Dorothy was predeceased by her sister, Jean Dassat of Dalton. She leaves her husband, George Abbott and her children: John C. DiTomasso and his wife, Laurie Labato-DiTomasso of Glastonbury, CT; and Jennifer DiTomasso Jacobsen, and her husband, Eric Jacobsen, of Framingham, MA. She leaves her beloved grandchildren, Dominic and Derek DiTomasso, and Kendra Jacobsen. She also leaves her beloved niece, Brenda Dassat of Dalton, and her good friend, John N. DiTomasso. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours will be Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton from 8 to 9:30 a.m. followed by a service at the Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Janet Bush, Celebrant. Memorial donations can be made to TheMyositis Association,(1737 King Street, Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22314) or the GBS/CIDP Foundation International, (The Holly Building,104 1/2 Forrest Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072), and/or to the Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice (168 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA 01060).
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 24, 2014
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