Dorothea Helen (Norton) Andronico,
was the daughter of the late William Norton of Plymouth and the late Dorothea (Laird) Gordon of Augusta, ME. She is survived by her son, Anthony James Andronico of Quincy, MA; her brother Christopher Norton and sister-in-law Kimberly Norton of Malabar, FL; niece Kaitlin Norton and nephews Brian and Kevin Norton also of Malabar, FL; as well as many step-brothers, step-sisters, and step nieces and nephews of the Gordon family, originally from Maine.
"Dottie" attended Wollaston Elementary School, Central Middle School, and North Quincy High School, but graduated from Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, California. She then attended Quincy College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
As a child, Dottie enjoyed family vacations in Puerto Rico. She had a lifelong love of the ocean and enjoyed spending time with her father in Plymouth, boating and beachcombing. She also cherished the time she spent on the beach with her mother in Fort Myers, Florida.
A lover of children, Dottie taught preschool as a young woman and later enjoyed teaching Arts and Crafts to her son and her many nieces and nephews. Dottie was a lifelong friend of Katherine (Curtin) Morris and Cheryl (Powers) Fitzgerald and spent a great deal of her free time in their company. She especially loved looking after their pets whenever she could. Dottie had a kind and nurturing nature and most recently had worked as a home health aide for Comfort Keepers.
Funeral mass at St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock St., Wollaston on Friday, October 21st at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial at Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. Visiting hours will be at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin St., Quincy on Thursday, October 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations in Dorothea’s name may be made to Cradles to Crayons 155 N Beacon St Brighton, MA 02135.
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