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Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Norton Memorial Funeral Home
19 Clapp Street
Norton, MA 02766
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Funeral
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
9:00 AM
Norton Memorial Funeral Home
19 Clapp Street
Norton, MA 02766
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Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
10:00 AM
Saint Mary's Church, 1 Power St., Norton
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Dorothy E. Ratcliffe


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Dorothy E. Ratcliffe Obituary
Dorothy E. (Dion) Dolly Ratcliffe, age 85, of Norton, pass- ed away peacefully, in the presence of her loving family on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert O. Whitey Ratcliffe, to whom she was wed for sixty-four years at the time of his death on February 1, 2015. Born in Taunton, MA on October 13, 1933, she was a loving daughter of the late Raymond Dion and Louise (Sarvia) Koss. Dolly grew up and was educated in Taunton. She had made her home in Norton for over sixty years and prior to retiring had been employed for ten years as the Activities Director at the Taunton Nursing Home. She had formerly worked at the former Country Haven Nursing Home in Norton for many years and was a member of the Activities Directors Association of Massachusetts. Dolly was a kind-hearted woman who loved spending time with her family and was well known for helping others and cheering up the moral of the elderly patients she cared for. She was a communicant of Saint Marys Church in Norton and a former member of the womens guild. Her hobbies included arts & crafts. She is survived by her devoted sons: Paul W. Ratcliffe of Norton, Brian D. Ratcliffe and his wife Nancy of Taunton, Bruce D. Ratcliffe and his wife Jane of Ashby and Albert O. Ratcliffe of Florida. She was the cherished grandmother of Brian Dustin Ratcliife and his wife Jessica, Brooke Ratcliffe, Nathan Ratcliffe and Matthew Ratcliffe and great grandmother of Sophia Ratcliffe and Lilli Ratcliffe. She was the dear sister of Kay Lynch of Florida, Natalie Wells of California, Jean Morrison of Taunton, Bernice Depot of Norton and the late Raymond Dion and Louise Volner. She is also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews. Her funeral, to which relati- ves and friends are cordially invited to attend, will begin on Monday, January 14th at 9:00 A.M. from the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St. (Off Route 140, Taunton Ave.) Norton followed by a Mass of Christian burial celebrated at 10:00 A.M. in Saint Marys Church, 1 Power St., Norton. Burial will follow at the Timothy Plain Cemetery in Norton Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 13th from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Dollys family has requested that donations in her memory be made to the Community Visiting Nurse Agency, Inc., 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA 02703. To send her family a message of condolence, please visit www.nortonmemorial.com.
Published in Taunton Gazette on Jan. 11, 2019
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