.Dorothy Edna Hasenfus Tenore, 92, of Dennisport, MA., died peacefully on April 24th at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1923 she was employed in the War Department in Washington D.C. during World War II, and worked for many years in the Framingham, Ma school system prior to her retirement. In her later years she volunteered her time at the Holy Trinity Church thrift shop in West Harwich, Ma and remained active in the community right up until the time of her death. She was a selfless, generous person who left a positive impact on everyone she met. She was an inspiration to her family and friends, and she will be sorely missed. Mrs. Tenore leaves behind three sons, Harold of Washington; Andrew of Holliston, Ma; and Michael of Franklin, Ma; her brother, Roger Hazen of Dongola, Ill; three grandchildren, Mallary Tenore Tarpley, Brenna Tenore, and Christopher Tenore; several nieces and nephews, and her dear friend and companion, Gordon Pepper of Dennisport. She was predeceased by her brother, Harold J. Hasenfus, and her husband of nearly 50 years, Francis Anthony Tenore. There will be a Mass of Celebration at 10 a.m. on Wednesday April 29th at the Holy Trinity Church, West Harwich. Following the Mass, relatives and friends are invited to join the family at a nearby restaurant. (Details to be shared at the Mass.) Mrs. Tenore will be interred with her husband in the Bourne National Cemetery in a private ceremony.
Published in MetroWest Daily News on Apr. 28, 2015.