Dorothy J. (Whitaker) Hermanson, wife of the late Erle L. Hermanson, died at Blue Hills Alzheimers Care Center of Stoughton, April 9, 2013. She was 87. Born in East Providence, Dottie grew up on Lincoln St. in Seekonk, the daughter of the late William J. and Mabel B. (Dyson) Whitaker. Educated in Seekonk and East Providence schools, she was a 1943 graduate of East Providence High School. A retired secretary, Mrs. Hermanson was employed by MUPAC in Brockton for several years, retiring in 1993. Survivors include a son, Erle L. Hermanson Jr. and his wife Nancy of Middleboro; two daughters, Carol A. Durden and her husband Hank of Brockton and Diane L. Richardson of Raynham; a brother, William J. Whitaker Jr. of Ocala, Fla.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late James S. and Robert D. Whitaker. Funeral services were held at the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton, Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater. Calling hours were held at the funeral home Friday, April 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the
Village Plaza South, 473 St. West, Unit 13, Raynham, MA 02767. www.silvafuneralhome.com
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Published in The Stoughton Journal from Apr. 11 to Apr. 18, 2013