Dorothy L. Riloff

Dorothy L. Riloff passed away very peacefully March 11, 2013, at South Shore Hospital, Weymouth. Dot was born Jan. 22, 1927, and raised in Quincy by her parents, Dorothy and Seraphene Marini. After high school, Dots education was extended at Katherine Gibbs College, Business Division, with courses in advanced secretarial skills. She subsequently took two years of various courses at Northeastern Universitys extension school. At Milprint, Inc., a national packaging company, Dot achieved the position of office manager of the Boston sales division. There she met and married Albert Riloff in 1960. The Riloffs were among the first residents of Royal Lake Condominium Village, which is located on Sunset Lake in Braintree. From her many-windowed view, she could fulfill her ambitions to write, and her great interest in bird and animal life. Dot was referred to as the Lady of the Lake for the many articles, well-researched and written with interesting approaches, which were published in the Braintree Forum newspaper. She was active at the condominium, serving as a trustee for six years and creating, editing and contributing articles for fifteen years to a quarterly publication, The Villager, for the community. Dot also became a volunteer lobbying numerous Mass State Representatives and Senators for the citizens organization, Common Cause, and was intimately involved in a successful citizens petition. This resulted in the creation of the Mass State Ethics Commission. Because of Dots extraordinary stenographic, typing and editing skills, she was recruited and used as a secretary by high executives for special meetings. Later she because a working partner of Albert Riloff Associates, a sales organization. In the midst of all these accomplishments, Dot always found time for her most mentally relaxing activity - long-distance swimming. Family was always a great joy for Dot. She would offer understanding and support, or advice if asked, for the lows, and much happiness for the highs Her kindness, love and giving nature were warmly returned to her by her husband, family and friends, which made both her life and their lives better. Interment will be private. At a later date a memorial appreciation luncheon will be held for family and friends. Contributions in Dots memory may be made to Rosies Place (a homeless-womens shelter) at 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02188, or For additional information, see

Published in Braintree Forum from Mar. 14 to Mar. 22, 2013