TALBOT, Dorothy Rich 102, of St. Pete Beach, died April 16, 2014 at Westminster Suncoast. Born March 26, 1912 in Nedick, MA, she grew up in the Boston area and in Ft. Myers. She attended the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts and appeared in the Broadway musical and subsequent movie "Murder at the Vanities." She married Dr. Edwin Robert Talbot of Joliet, IL, on Oct. 15, 1937 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Miami, and honeymooned in Havana, Cuba. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Worthy Hoyt; her father, Perry Frank Rich; and her husband. She is survived by two children, Edwin Robert Talbot Jr. and Susan Talbot Englar, both of Pinellas County; and two grandchildren, Edwin Robert Talbot III and Michael Talbot. She was proud of her New England Mayflower roots and her grandmother, Mary Perry Rich, one of the first women to hold elected office as Chairman of the Knox County Board of Commissioners, Maine. Dorothy belonged to the DAR over 70 years and served on the Women's Board of Loyola College. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Joliet, IL and St. John's on St. Pete Beach. A strong believer in woman's rights, Dorothy was one of the first full voting female members at the Pass-A-Grille Yacht Club and belonged there for over 30 years. She was an avid reader and bridge player throughout her life. Visitation will be on Monday, April 21, 11 am-1 pm, with a ceremony at noon at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice. Online memorial & guestbook www.brettfuneralhome.net.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 19, 2014