Dorothy Williams(1915 - 2014)

Dorothy Swartz Williams, 99, died at Seabury in Bloomfield on Tuesday, June 10. Dorothy retired as Reference Librarian at the Mary Cheney and Whiton Libraries in Manchester, CT, and was the widow of the Rev. Alfred L. "Al" Williams, Rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Manchester, 1944-1961. Born in Shanghai, China on April 12, 1915, Dorothy was educated in NY, including two degrees from the University of Buffalo, worked for the Buffalo public libraries, lived as a clergy wife, and then returned to library work for nineteen years in Manchester, which she very much enjoyed. After retiring in 1980, Dorothy worked for about fifteen years as a part-time volunteer for MACC, the Manchester Area Council of Churches. She also enjoyed travel to the Holy Land, China, U.K. and by train across the U.S. Dorothy resided 51 years in Manchester and 17 years in Glastonbury before going for care at Seabury in 2013. She was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's in Manchester and St. Luke's in South Glastonbury. She is survived by two children and their spouses, David and Joanne Williams of Glastonbury, Margaret and Lee MacLeod of Norwood, MA, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in South Glastonbury on Saturday, June 14 at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be at East Cemetery in Manchester on Monday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. For online condolences, please visit

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Published in The Hartford Courant on June 12, 2014