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Dorothy McCauley

Obituary for Dorothy McCauley

April 27, 2020
Rockland, Massachusetts


Dorothy McCauley of Rockland passed away peacefully on April 27th, 2020 in her home while surrounded by her loving family. Fondly known as Dottie, she is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 53 years, Richard McCauley. She was a dedicated mother to her 6 children, Elaine (John) Meehan of Brighton, Maria (Edward) Joseph of Rockland, Annemarie (Matthew) MacDonald of Norwell, Richard (Sherry) McCauley of Mason, Ohio, Michelle (Jeffrey Bailey) McCauley of Whitman and David McCauley of Boston. Her grandchildren Austin, Nina and Spencer Joseph, Delaney, Reagan and Rooney Meehan, Liliana and Colin MacDonald, and Parker and Carter McCauley affectionately called her Dammy. They were the absolute sunshine of her life and she celebrated every milestone with them.

She is predeceased by her parents Phyllis and Leroy Gardner. Dottie is survived by her Aunt Sally, 13 siblings: Roy, Anne Marie, Mary, Madeline, Gerard, Peter, Mark, Paul, Kathleen, Rita, Regina, Elizabeth and Stephen; her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Her dogs Bella and Holly will miss her terribly.

Dorothy earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art at the ripe young age of 52 and was an accomplished botanical artist with many awards. She was granted a diploma from the Society of Botanical Artists in London, England. Her paintings have been prominently displayed and often awarded by the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Filoli Museum, Newport Flower Show, New England Spring Flower Show, NESBA Traveling Show, Small Works Denver, amongst others. She enjoyed taking the lead in any activity that involved her children including: The Holy Family Mothers Club, CCD Instruction, Rockland School Committee and many more. Dottie was an avid gardener who cultivated many extraordinary species in her gardens. She worked at Harvard Pilgrim in Braintree, Brockton Hospital and multiple nursing homes where she adored so many patients. Decorating her home and spending time with her family were favorite past times.

Our mom, grandmother, sister, friend, auntie and most importantly wife is now in heaven with her beautiful family and friends that awaited her. Dottie would like to thank all of you who have been such a special part of her life and know that she still loves all of you. …'Till we meet again on a beautiful sunny day.
Services at this time will be private due to COVID19. We will celebrate Dottie's life with family and friends at a time when it is safe to do so.

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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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