Dorothy Waterman – Smithfield

Dorothy Waterman – Smithfield

Dorothy (Brayton) Waterman, 91, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at The Village at Waterman Lake in Greenville, R.I.

She was the wife of the late John E. Waterman. Born in Framingham, Mass., she grew up in Foster, R.I. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Ann (Hardie) Brayton. Mrs. Waterman worked for Ponaganset High School as the principal’s secretary then retired from teaching business at Killingly High School in Killingly, Conn. She lived in Danielson, Conn., before proudly buying her dream home at The Villages in Lady Lake, Fla., where she happily was an avid golfer. She graduated from Coventry High School with honors.

She received her bachelor’s degree in 1969 from Bryant College and her master’s degree in 1971 from the University of Connecticut. 

She was the sister of George R. Brayton Sr., Gordon R. Brayton Sr., Barbara Dooley, Mara Duncan and the late Irene Gunsten, Donald E. Brayton, Walter Brayton Jr., Shirley Brown and Ann Smith. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m., at the South Foster Fire Dept., 5 Mt. Hygeia Road, Foster, RI 02825. Burial will be private.

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