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Dorothy (Gilcher) Majenski

November 9, 1913 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 107)

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Dorothy (Gilcher) Majenski of Dorchester, born November 9, 1913 passed peacefully at the age of tender age of 107. She is reunited with her late husband, John, her son John Jr., parents Marguerite (Doherty) and Frederick Gilcher and her sister Mildred Keeler. Also, many relatives and numerous friends. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy (Dolly) Clarke and her husband Wesley, son Frederick and several grandchildren. Dorothy lived in the same three family house in Dorchester most of her life, lived in all three apartments and finally settled on the first floor. She attended Boston Schools and graduated from Dorchester High School for Girls class of 1931. Dorothy worked at Howard Johnson then later at Jordan Marsh, New England Confectionary (NECCO), Doyle’s Catering and finally Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Dorothy and John were married at St. Peters Church on April 19, 1941 and enjoyed 43 years together.  They raised their three children in the three-family house. Dorothy belonged to several organizations of the schools her children attended. For many years she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella (Milton Circle #184) where she held several offices. Upon retiring she joined and participated in many of the Dorchester’s clubs. Guys and Gals (dot house), Elmers’s club, K club, and St. Marks. She worked wonders with yarn and made scarves, sweaters, afghans, baby blankets and many pairs of mittens. She always enjoyed a good time and playing bingo. Her Catholic faith was very important to her, always carrying a pair of rosary beads, attending mass at St. Peters and singing in their choir. She also attended Mass at St. Ann’s by the Sea in Marshfield where she enjoyed her summers.

Relative and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday morning from 8:30-9:30 am in the John J O'Connor Funeral Home at 740 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122. Funeral Mass to follow in St. Peters Church, at 10 o’clock. 

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the St. Peters Parish, 278 Bowdoin Street Dorchester or Missionaries of Charity, 401 Quincy Street Dorchester.

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September 1, 2021

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home
740 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

Funeral Mass
September 1, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Peters Church
278 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

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