Dorothy E. Wadland

October 26, 1921January 30, 2021

Dorothy E. (Saladino) Wadland, 99, of Longboat Key, FL and formerly of Weymouth and Somerset, MA, passed away on January 30, 2021 due to complications from Covid-19. She was the wife of the late George J. Wadland, a retired MDC policeman.

As you read this, “Dottie” and “Chickie” are enjoying their first round of golf together in nearly twenty years.

Dottie is survived by her two children and their spouses, Bernadette and William Coughlin of Longboat Key, FL and Joseph and Donna Wadland of Andover, MA. Nana adored her five grandchildren, Jeremiah (JJ) Coughlin and his wife Kelly of Somerset, MA, Elisabeth Cort of Somerset, MA, Patrick Wadland and his wife Antonia of Charlestown, MA, Sean Wadland and Julie Wadland, both of Andover, MA. Her five great-grandchildren kept her young: Jesse, Connor, Jack, Arya and Vincent. She is also survived by her sisters Josephine Durham and Hilda Fuccillo and husband Chuck as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Grace, Carmelo, and Frank Saladino, Frances Strawn, Angelina Follis, Elizabeth Mastone and Mary Sicarello.

Dottie grew up in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High. She ran for the B.A.A., a burst appendix cut short her Olympic dreams on the eve of tryouts. After marrying in 1946 when Chickie returned home from the war, they settled in Somerville before moving to Dorchester and then Weymouth. Dottie worked at Stetson Shoe and the Weymouth Public Schools. In retirement, Dottie and Chickie golfed together every day until Chickie’s death in 2000. She eventually moved to Somerset and Longboat Key, FL with Bonnie and Bill. Dottie was a huge Boston sports fan. You had to sit an arm’s length away and cover the ears of children when watching games with her. Dottie lived a full and wonderful life.

Due to the current pandemic, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dottie’s name may be made to St. Joseph’s Mission Church at


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Susanne Trotto Bottiggi

February 15, 2021

Joe and family,
Dot was always ready with a smile.
Very sorry for your loss.
In Sympathy,
Susanne Trotto Bottiggi

Joan Laskowski

February 2, 2021

Dorothy Wadland, affectionately known as “ Nana” was a lovely woman. We became friends when I visited from Connecticut and we went out to eat, went for rides, and talked a lot. She is my son-in-law’s grandmother. We were family and friends. I will treasure the conversations we shared. Nana was blessed to have Bonnie and Bill take care of her and love her all these years. Nana was blessed with wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren. She “was saved” and was devoutly devoted to her faith. We all have been blessed to have had her in our lives. God Bless Nana as she leaves this temporary home to go home to be with the Lord. 🙏