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Dorothy J (Blanchard) Bartlett

July 3, 1940 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 79)

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Dorothy Josephine Bartlett, 79 years old of West Roxbury, formerly of Milton, Dartington Devon and Liverpool England peacefully passed away on March 18th, 2020 surrounded by her family after courageously and harmoniously living with Parkinson’s Disease for 40 years. Dorothy was born and raised in Liverpool, England. She worked towards and earned the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award which she received personally at Buckingham Palace. Dorothy traveled throughout Europe in her youth, taught skiing on the Alps, spoke fluent German, and played guitar and sang to the delight and pleasure of those around her. She was the youth leader at Dartington Youth Club after attending the National College for the Training of Youth Leaders. Dorothy was also a member of the Women’s Royal Naval Reserve for 3 years. Dorothy was married to her true love John Bartlett for 45 years and they raised their 3 daughters in Milton, MA. Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her husband John, her daughter Susanne Bartlett and her husband Kenny, Elizabeth Ostroff and her husband Alex and Jennie Lapollo and her husband Scott and her 7 grandchildren. Dorothy also leaves her faithful and devoted family in England - her sister Jeannette Blanchard and brother and sister-in-law Raymond and Gail Blanchard and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Despite the many challenges of Parkinson’s Disease Dorothy always kept a positive outlook, a cheery and sweet disposition and showed incredible resilience and perseverance. She will remain a source of inspiration to all that knew her. A memorial service will follow in late spring. Donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.

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