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Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home & Flagler Memorial Gardens

511 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Dorothy M Tisdale

May 10, 1922October 3, 2019
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Ormond Beach, FL, formerly of Falmouth, Wollaston, Rockland and Weymouth, MA went to her final rest on October 3, 2019. Daughter of Leslie S Washburn and Lottie Mae Barstow, Dorothy was born May 10, 1922 in Weymouth, MA. She graduated from Rockland High in 1940. Dorothy married Everett Tisdale in 1941. Everett, her sister and two brothers enlisted after Pearl Harbor. After the war they settled in Rockland, MA where they raised their family on Webster Street. The family attended the Channing Unitarian Church where Dorothy was a Sunday school teacher. She also volunteered with the Girl Scouts. Dorothy attended Brockton Business School. When her youngest child went to school she started her working career as a secretary. Dorothy was a member of the Eastern Star. Like many of the "Greatest Generation" Dorothy excelled with many talents. She was an accomplished seamstress. When Pam and Debbie married, Dorothy made her own special dresses. She was a very fashionable woman! When Debbie married, Dorothy made the bridesmaid dress and the ring bearer's outfit. She made her granddaughter's many special and some award winning dresses. Dorothy could cook and bake like no tomorrow. She would convert old furniture to looking new. Endless energy without any magic supplements! Dorothy retired from Blue Cross of MA in Boston where she worked as an executive secretary. Dorothy kept herself healthy by attending Gloria Stevens in Quincy, MA to exercise after her work day. Her daughter Pam travelled with her to Normandy, Paris, Hawaii, and Bermuda. She travelled to London with the Cape Cod Adventures group. Dorothy also voyaged through the Panama Canal. Her retirement years were spent predominately in Falmouth where she worked several part time jobs. She also worked at many volunteer positions including "Around the Table", helping to serve meals to those in need at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, which she found very rewarding. Also, the Falmouth Hospital thrift shop. Dorothy was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth. Loved the piano and violin music heard there. She helped to manage the "Ladies Luncheons", was a member of the Caring Committee, the Breakfast Group and worked in the church office for several years. In her retirement she continued exercising at a health club and began to do daily two mile walks in her neighborhood. She enjoyed charitable walks with her UU friends. She was walking two miles a day into her mid-nineties inspiring many in her Florida neighborhood to "stay active" as long as you can. Dorothy is survived by her three children, Debbie, and husband Den Riley of Surry, Maine, Pam Haddad, and husband Mel of Bridgewater, MA and Mark Tisdale of Ormond Beach, Florida. Also, two grandsons, Daniel and Dennis Riley of Surry, Maine. Granddaughter Corinne Fennell, husband Declan and her three sons Eamonn, Colin and Ryan of Braintree, MA. Dorothy loved the family dogs especially the surviving Ginger. Her last years were spent living with her son Mark in Ormond Beach Florida. Funeral arrangements are with Craig Flagler Palms 511 Old Kings Rd. Flagler Beach, FL. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 on October 11th at Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home. All her friends are welcome. Also, at the UU Fellowship of Falmouth, her spiritual home, in late October. In lieu of flowers donations to Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House 150 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32164 or UU Fellowship of Falmouth 840 Sandwich Rd. East Falmouth, MA 02536 would be appreciated.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering and Service Friday, October 11, 2019

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Mary Horn

October 9, 2019

Had the pleasure of meeting Dorothy after she came to live with Mark. She was an elegant lady, charming and full of interesting stories. So sorry for the loss of such a lady. My sympathy to all the family

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