Dorothy Gunrud Huston
March 7, 2015

Dorothy Gunrud Huston, passed peacefully at her new home of Brooksby Village, Peabody, MA at sunrise March 7, 2015. Born December 21, 1926 as Helen Dorothy at her parent’s Harry and Sally (Anderson) Gunrud's home in East Foxboro, MA, she was one of 11 children, "5 from the bottom, 6 from the top." She married Donald L Huston in 1950 and spent the next 64 years loving him. Moved with him to Orono, Maine and Salisbury & Dover, NH before settling in Nahant, MA where they lived for 45+ years.

She was an artist; a friend; a compassionate listener who touched all who met her. She was tied to the ocean and as JFK said, “…when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came.” Volunteered for many community activities including the Senior Citizens Center in Nahant and the Nahant Village Church. Lovingly raised three children; adored three grandchildren and cherished three great grandchildren. Traveled and lived life to its’ fullest. Sailed for 40 years with Donald on the Friendship Sloop, "Eagle."

Spent many summers at a cottage on the sand at Chase’s Ocean Grove in Dennisport, MA. Wintered on Luquillo Beach, PR for twenty wonderful, warm years. Donald and Dorothy moved to Seaport Marine in Lynn, MA eight years ago. She was an avid reader with a keen wit and an intelligent perspective.

Dorothy will be greatly missed by her husband: Donald L. Huston of Peabody, MA. Her children: Dennis L. Huston and his wife Joanne of Wareham, MA; Dean R. Huston and his wife, Rebecca of Amesbury, MA; Diane H. Fassak and her husband John of Mansfield, MA. Her Grandchildren Joshua N. Huston and his wife Julie of Amesbury, MA; Laura E. Fassak of Chevy Chase, MD and John Donald Fassak of Portland, ME. Her Great grandchildren: Caleb, Ava and Olivia Huston of Amesbury, MA. Vaughan Gunrud of California - her loving brother and various nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Bolea-Amici Funeral Home, 115 North Main Street in Mansfield on Friday, March 13th from 4-7pm. Funeral Service and Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to: Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan Street Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923


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