SPARTA - Dorothy Dedrick (Dooley), 81, died peacefully at home with her family Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Dorothy was born in New York City, N.Y., and moved to Mount Arlington in 1961. She retired to Naples, Fla., in 1992, and then moved to Sparta in 1996. Dot lived a very vibrant life surrounded by family and friends who loved her dearly. Her life was one of giving. After her distinguished career as a tax assessor and real estate appraiser, she embraced her retirement. She worked tirelessly in support of her charitable causes, including Project Self- Sufficiency and the Sparta Women's Club. She had a passion for learning and travel. Dot was an artist and an avid reader. She will truly be missed by all that knew and loved her. Dot is predeceased by her husband, Edward McCarthy, and second husband, William Dedrick. Surviving Dorothy is her son, Christopher McCarthy and his wife, Susan, of Jefferson Township; and her daughter, Helene McCarthy McGill and her husband, Joseph, of Sparta; four grandchildren, Devan and Justin McCarthy, and Kate and Alex McGill; and cousins, Edward Piza, Marie Martin Hall, Carol and Florence McDonald. Family and friends are invited Friday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 and 7 and 9 p.m., to Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, Sparta. Interment to follow in Sparta Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Dot's name may be made to Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill St., Newton, NJ 07860. For more information, visit www.goblefuneral.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 29, 2014