Dorothy Florence Orcutt

March 12, 1925November 10, 2018

WELLFLEET – Dorothy Florence Orcutt, 93, of Wellfleet and formally of Abington, MA, passed away on November 10, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Chester and Evelyn (Ford) Mellen. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years and childhood sweetheart, James H. Orcutt. Dorothy worked many years as the town clerk for the town of Abington and Orleans, MA. She and her husband moved to Cape Cod in 1975. She loved to knit, hook rugs and spend time with her grandchildren. Besides her husband James H., she is predeceased by her son James W. Orcutt and daughter, Susan Freeman. Dorothy is survived by her son Steven Orcutt and daughter Dorothy Footit, both of Wellfleet, MA; her sister Carolyn Kelley of Orleans, MA; grandchildren, Danielle, James, Jennifer, Mark and Allison; 3 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 12p on Wednesday, November 14th in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wellfleet.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dorothy Florence Orcutt

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Allison Footit

November 20, 2018


I love you and I will miss you so much. I am so glad you are with Papa and Jimmy and Aunt Sue in a better place. I will never forget everything you did for me throughout my life. I will never forget playing cards with you, doing the crosswords, and just making you laugh. I love you forever and ever.

Your granddaughter,

Janice Adams (Pear)

November 14, 2018

Dotty. Steve and family,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a wonderful, kind and funny lady. I always remember her with a smile on her face. I hope your memories of her sustain you all through the coming days.
My thoughts are with you.
Janice Pear Adams
Abington, Ma

Mary McDermott

November 13, 2018

It was such a pleasure to know Dot when we both worked at the Orleans Town Hall. She was always cheerful, always had a joke or a kind word. I enjoyed her sense of humor. The world could use more people as kind and helpful as Dot. So grateful that I had the opportunity to know her.

Heidi Fazzino

November 12, 2018

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:3

Nana Orcutt,
My last memory of you was at the Wellfleet Pier with your beloved Danielle. You seemed so happy to be out on a sunny day and enjoying your time with her. You were always so kind to me and welcomed me at your house as if I were family. I always called you Nana Orcutt, you didn't seem to mind. You were kind, compassionate and caring. Such a strong woman who was always there for everyone, especially your family. You were a friend to all who had the opportunity to know you. Your compassion and love will live on in our hearts and fond memories. May you rest in eternal peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Love, Heidi

Danielle Orcutt

November 12, 2018

Nana you will be missed more than words can say! When you read about what a grandmother is you were that and way more! You and grandpa where 2nd parents to me after dad's death and I appreciate all you did for me. There are so many memories. My all time favorites were going to your house every weekend from age 6-13 and spending tons of time with you and grandpa. You spoiled me like crazy and let me eat anything I wanted :). You were so wise and I learned so much from you. You were kind, generous, and easy going. My other favorite memory was going to California with you and flying into San Diego and driving up the coast to San Francisco and stopping and staying along the way. There was so much beauty that we saw and it was fun exploring with you. The cliffs at Big Sur where amazing. I remember when we finally got to San Francisco the city was busy and crazy and I was kind of scared and you said we will be okay. Having you by my side I was always safe and okay. We actually enjoyed the city. Although it is hard saying goodbye to you, I know one day I will see you again in heaven. You are in a much better place. I love you Nana and will Miss You So Much. Our memories I will cherish and hold tight to. I am fortunate and proud to call you my grandmother.