OBITUARY

Dorothy J. Eastwood-Ramunno

February 12, 1934October 11, 2018
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Dorothy J. “Dottie” (Openshaw) Eastwood-Ramunno, age 84, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Harold J. Eastwood and the late Fausto “Mickey” Ramunno.

Born in Dartmouth, the daughter of the late John J. and Alice (Ponte) Openshaw, she was a life-long resident of the area.

A graduate of New Bedford High School and Saint Luke’s School of Nursing, she was a registered nurse in labor and delivery in both Truesdale and St. Luke’s Hospital for 38 years before retiring. She was the mother of the late Heather M. and Thomas B. Eastwood and sister of the late John J. and Robert Openshaw.

A lover of animals, Dottie also enjoyed knitting, quilting, reading and working sudoku puzzles.

She is survived by three children: Mary Jane “MJ” Rebello and her husband Leonel of Assonet, Susan Beth Boutin and her husband Joseph of Lakeville and Harold J. Eastwood, Jr. and his wife Diane of Swansea; a half-brother, James Openshaw and his wife Queenie of New Bedford; sister-in-law, M. Irene Price of Fall River; five grandchildren, Brendan, Ryan and Chandra Eastwood, and Amber and Hunter Boutin; three great grandchildren, Evan, Ariella, and Kinleigh, and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff of Country Gardens and Compassionate Care Hospice for their professional care provided to Dottie.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, followed by her Funeral Mass 10:00 AM in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Visiting hours, Monday, from 4:00 to 7:00PM. Contributions in her honor may be made to the Faxon Animal Rescue League, 474 Durfee St., Fall River, MA 02720.

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  • Faxon Animal Rescue League

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 16, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial Private
REMEMBERING

Dorothy J. Eastwood-Ramunno

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Debbie Cerullo

October 13, 2018

Aunt Dottie will always hold a special place in my heart. She was there for me when I had my first baby. She didnt hesitate to come to the hospital and be there for me. She took the best care of me as I welcomed my new daughter into the world.

She also was a wonderful quilter. I remember she made each of her childern a beautiful quilt to go in their homes . I was lucky enough to be treated so special and be honored to receive a quilt of my own! I still have that quilt as a keepsake it to this day!

Aunt Dottie had a gentle touch and a huge heart. I remember the last time I visited her. I had brought flowers to thank her for all she had done for me so many years ago. I wanted her to know her love and kindness would never be forgotten.

They say it takes a village to raise a family. I was lucky enough to have this very special woman as part of my village.

RIP Aunt Dottie. I will forever remember you laugh and your smile, but most of all your love.

Love,
Debbie Price Cerullo

Lois Ouellette

October 13, 2018

Share a memory............Auntie Dottie was one of the most important people in my early life. My love of tea was from her influence. Her willingness to share her beautiful family. Singing Take Me For A Ride In Your Car Car with all the kids. Learning the proper way to fold a "hos[ital corner" on a sheet. I think of her every time I make a bed (It's never good enough)
Loved you Auntie Dottie.

Krystal Eastwood

October 12, 2018

Krystal Eastwood

October 12, 2018

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