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Dorothy J. Greer

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Dorothy J. "Dotsy" (Braffitt) Greer, 82, a resident of Framingham for more than 50 years, died peacefully Tuesday July 8, 2013 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. Greer, Sr. who died in 1992. Born in Newton, she was a aughter of the late James and Ada (Mosher) Braffitt and was a graduate of Watertown High School Class of 1949. While residing in Framingham, Mrs. Greer worked at the former Giovanni's Restaurant on Rte. 9 as a hostess and cashier. She was also employed by the Lumber Mutual Insurance Co. as a file clerk before retiring. She is survived by her loving children: Richard Greer, Jr. of Framingham, Jacqueline Zavaglia and her husband Jim of Arlington, Jennifer Parker and her husband Brian of Framingham and Sara Hartt and her husband Sean of Upton; her biggest source of happiness came from her grandchildren who remember her as their "GiGi": Brittany Jane Parker, Kevin Parker, Ryan Hartt, Owen Parker and J.T. Hartt, and many wonderful friends in both Framingham and Watertown. Mrs. Greer was predeceased by her daughter Jane Greer in 1989, and her siblings: Helen Porter, James, Raymond and Robert Braffitt. Visiting ours are Thursday July 11 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. A funeral service will be held Friday July 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with burial following in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Grove St., Framingham Centre. The family suggests memorial gifts be made in Dorothy's name to: the National Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation, (Foundation Fighting Blindness) 11350 McCormack Rd., Executive Plaza 1, Suite 800, Hung Valley, MD. 21301-1014. www.blindness.org. For further information, please log on to boylebrothers.com.

Published in MetroWest Daily News on July 10, 2013
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