Dorothy Tully
1921 - 2020
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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 to sign the online condolence register.

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Published in The Republican from May 22 to May 24, 2020.
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11 entries
June 1, 2020
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.
Robin Gagne
May 26, 2020
My deepest condolences to Dorothy's family. I had the privilege of getting to know her when she resided at Heritage Hall East. She was an amazing woman and was so sad when she left. I worked in the kitchen and she made my day every time she came down with her son to request something or to just say Hi. May she rest in peace.
Joni Giza
May 26, 2020
Coffee, Red Sox & cards. She loved you all as much as you loved her. I will miss her.
May 24, 2020
Larry and family,
How fortunate you are to have had this special lady in your lives for so long! Cling to the happy memories during this difficult time and know that we care!
Grace & Dan Sulliven
May 24, 2020
Larry & family,
How fortunate you are to have had this special lady in your lives for so many years. May all the happy memories help you at this difficult time!
with caring thoughts,
Grace & Dan Sullivan
May 23, 2020
Condolences to the family Dorothy will be greatly missed she always had a soft touch and a warm smile for all the vero staff
Pam b nurse at vero
May 23, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Marion and family. Fond memories of chatting with her at priestly. One tough lady. God bless. The Whalens
May 22, 2020
Dear Marian and family,
Your Mom was always the sweetest.Always ready for a cup of tea and sharing her oatmeal creme cookies. Laughing at some of the shenanigans that went on when we were in high school. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Martha Roe Mulcahy
May 22, 2020
We are sorry for your loss and in our prayers
Kevin and Cheri Ferriter
May 22, 2020
My thoughts & prayers are with you all. I loved your Mom, sweet, feisty and always with a beautiful smile. ❤ I will miss her ❤
Jean Kohl
May 22, 2020
Larry & Janine, sincere condolences at your loved ones passing. It has been many years, but I think of you both often. May good memories of happier times bring you and yours comfort.
Dennis & Dianne Badger
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