Dorothy and my mom Shirley spent many happy days together at Heritage.
Because Dorothy was deaf, they communicated by writing each other letters.
It was a beautiful friendship.
God bless Dorothy and your family.
Dorothy C. Tully, 98, loving wife of her late husband, William P. Tully, Sr., passed away on May 21, 2020 at the Vero nursing home in South Hadley, MA. Her courageous, 17-day battle with the COVID-19 virus came to an end under the compassionate care of the staff at Vero. Born on July 7, 1921 in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Trammer and Eulalia (Woelfel) Trammer. She was the salutatorian of Johnstown's Ferndale High School and went on to become a registered nurse, receiving her nursing license from the Conemaugh Valley Hospital in Johnstown. "Dot" worked in several medical facilities throughout her life located in Altoona, PA; Huntington, WV; Batavia, NY and Holyoke, MA. Dot was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who enjoyed spending quality time with her family. She enjoyed vacations in Ogunquit, playing "pitch" with friends and family, watching her grandchildren play sports, and baking her world-class chocolate chip cookies. She was an avid fan of the Patriots and the UConn women’s basketball team. She was a member of the Holy Cross church in Holyoke. She is survived by sons Larry Tully and wife, Janine, of Westfield, Robert Tully and wife, Donna, of Conway, SC, daughter Marian (Tully) McGee and husband, Robert, of Holyoke, and daughter-in-law Debora Tully of Chicopee. She was predeceased by her sons, Patrick, Thomas, and William Tully Jr., and her only sibling, Marian Poulin. She leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Her family and friends meant the world to her, and she will forever be missed. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to: American Nurses Association Massachusetts P.O. Box 285, Milton, MA 02186. Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit www.beersandstory.com to sign the online condolence register.
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Published in The Republican from May 22 to May 24, 2020.