Dorothy J. Croft

January 23, 1936October 26, 2020

Dorothy J. (Boscoe) Croft, “Dottie,” age 84, formerly of Tiverton, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Manor in Bristol, RI.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Edward M. Boscoe and Doris G. (Authier) Boscoe.

Dorothy worked and managed Cumberland Farms in Tiverton for over twenty years. She also worked as a safety sitter at St. Luke’s Hospital before her retirement in 2001.

A lover of Nascar, Mark Martin (#6), and all things QVC; Dottie was an avid reader, enjoyed time spent by the water, great food, and good wine, but her most enjoyable times were spent with family.

She is survived by seven children, David Croft of Middletown, RI, Emma Croft of Fall River, Alfred Croft and his wife Shelly, Kevin Croft and his wife Maria, Donna Ferreira and her husband John, Judith Pyne and her husband Chris all of Tiverton and Sandra J. Croft of Bristol, RI; two sisters, Madeline T. Phillips of GA and Lucille E. Knight of Piedmont, SC, ten grandchildren, Melissa, John, Jacob, Benjamin, Lindsey, Camden, Sean, Guilherme, Alfred, Gabriela; two great-grandchildren Aubrey and Jaxson and many nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Marina Croft and sister of the late Maureen L. Overstreet.

Her funeral services will be private and are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, Swansea. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s honor may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.



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Susan Crepeau

November 2, 2020

Dear Judy, sorry about your Mom, just wanted you to know, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Sue

Steven, Joanne Barrette

October 31, 2020

To all the family you have our sincere condolences. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. It seems in our busy lives we grow apart and don't seem to have the time to cherish the memories until a loved one has passed and it causes us to stop and ponder. Your mom made a lot of wonderful memories for all of us, and even though we miss her we hold onto those memories and keep her alive in all our hearts. From our heart, Steven and Joanne

Diane Helger

October 30, 2020

My heart and prayers are with family and friends of Dottie. She will be greatly missed. However, fond memories of Dottie will live in everyone's hearts for a lifetime. My fondest memories of Dottie is when she worked at Cumberland Farms and she and the other manager would let us wait for the bus in the store on cold and rainy days. Dottie would tell us stories as we waited for the bus and as long as we behaved she sometimes offered us a Cumberland snack. Dottie always had something complimentary to say if I stopped in to Cumberland Farms on my way to work. God Bless you Dottie and my most sincere condolences are with your family.

Claudia Inverso

October 30, 2020

Your Mom is near and dear to my heart because she reminds me a lot of my own mom. I met her in “76 during Fife and drum. That is when I was introduced to your family. So similar in size and make up. You are connected from David the oldest to Judy the youngest❤️ All being given a generous souls, a gift from your Angelic Mom. I am sorry for your loss. god Bless Claudia Corbin Inverso

Fred Sousa

October 29, 2020

So sorry Fred, Sandy, Donna.... She was always so nice to me. Life is short, and never is a good time to say goodbye....
She worked very hard and loved you all very much. My thoughts with you tonite. FRED

Emma Croft

October 29, 2020

Mom, we shared many adventures. We traveled all over in Jezabel, my Ford Torino Wagon. You were there to support me when I chose to go to Rogers for Culinary Arts and when I won an acting award for the County two years in a row. I managed to excel because you inspired me and told me I could do or be anything I set my heart to. You taught me to be strong which helped me tremendously in later life.

Jacqueline Barrette

October 29, 2020

Dorothy, you were more like a sister to me than a cousin. But better than that a friend. You do not choose your relatives you do choose your friends and we chose to be both. I remember when I was lucky enough to get a second car, picking you up to go grocery shopping. (the car packed with kids) or picking you and the kids go to Family Beach for the day. We shared so many wonderful memories. We loved each other and we loved each others children. It appears one word seems to be the optimal word of this small memory seems to be "Love" We did not have much but we did have Love.


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