Dorothy G. Roloff

January 15, 1931January 2, 2021

On Saturday, January 2, 2021, Dorothy G. Roloff passed away at the Jaffrey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Dorothy Ann was born in Boston, MA, to William and Ann Marie (Gorman) Glennon. She was raised in Chelsea, MA, and after graduating Chelsea High School, she joined the Air Force and was stationed at Randolph Field/Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, where she met the love of her life, Donald H. Roloff, Sr., (USAF). They were married on February 14, 1953, and enjoyed over 50 years together until he passed away in 2004.

Dorothy was the consummate military wife, organizing the household and kids and creating a home wherever Don’s deployments sent them. She was a gifted artist and loved to do arts and crafts, especially drawing and painting. A Cub Scout Den mother, Girl Scout leader, member of Officers’ Wives Clubs, she made life-long friends wherever she went. When Don was deployed to Viet Nam, Dorothy sent him weekly tapes from the family’s home in Virginia so he would not miss out on his childrens’ milestones.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, her daughter Terese Ann Roloff, her daughter-in-law Margaret B. (Walker) Roloff, and her brothers Dennis, Walter, and Murdock Glennon. She is survived by her children: Donald H. Roloff, Jr. (Liz), Deborah A.R. Butler, and Kathryn Roloff (Bob Stern); her grandchildren: Kathryn Roloff Holmes, Kelly Ann Butler, Jennifer Hitchcock, Jenna Stern, and William Stern; her great-grandchildren: Mason and Marcus Holmes, and Harper Kate Hitchcock; her brothers and sisters: William Glennon, Mary Casucci, Catherine Pascarelli, and Thomas Glennon; many nieces and nephews, and dear friend Debbie Hickey.

The family will be forever grateful to the nursing staff at Jaffrey Rehab. Center for their compassionate care of Dorothy during her final years.

A memorial service will be held graveside in the Spring.


  • A memorial service will be held graveside in the Spring

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