July 21, 2018
Dorothy Josephine Maynard, age 93, died on Saturday, July 21, at South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Kingstown. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, in 1984. Born in Providence, a daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Barrett) Gleason. Dorothy attended the Assumption School, and graduated from St. Xavier Academy in 1942. She and Frank began their family in Providence, eventually moving to Warwick, where they raised their sons. Dorothy spent the majority of her working life “keeping the books” for her brother Thomasʼ business, an endeavor she happily took on. When the business closed, she moved on to a similar position with Number One Tire, in Warwick, until her retirement at age 70. She was active for many years as an officer with the St. Xavier Academy Alumni Association. Besides her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers Joseph and Thomas Gleason. Dorothy leaves her three sons, Terence F. Maynard of Charlestown, Kevin J. Maynard and partner MaryEllen of Coventry, and Michael T. Maynard and wife Martha of Harborside, Maine; six grandchildren: Meghan and husband Mike, Colleen and husband Andy, Matthew and partner Sarah, Caitlin, Kirsty, and Kelsey; and her sister Barbara Sweet. Dorothy, known to her husband as Doll, and to all others as Dot, or Dottie, was a loving daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was curious about life, never complained, and made friends wherever she went. Her family would like to recognize the staff at South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, along with the staff from Kindred Hospice in Warwick, all of whom provided her, and us, with an uncommon level of professionalism, compassion, tenderness, and respect. Dottie entered and departed this world surrounded by love. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Danielson Pike, Scituate. Burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Relationships with family and friends were at the core of Dorothy's life. In lieu of flowers or donations in memory of mom, her family asks that you be generous, mindful, and purposeful with your love for others.
Dorothy Josephine Maynard, age 93, died on Saturday, July 21, at South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Kingstown. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, in 1984. Born in Providence, a daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Barrett)... View Obituary & Service Information
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