Dorothy Elaine McGarry – Lincoln

Dorothy Elaine McGarry – Lincoln

Dorothy Elaine (Smith) McGarry, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, R.I. She was the beloved wife of Francis Patrick McGarry who died on September 19, 2004.

Born on June 22nd, 1928 in Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Agnes Bromley Smith.

Dolly was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who was proud to be employed by the New England Telephone Company.

Dorothy was a resident of Lincoln for 68 years. As a young mother, she was actively involved with the Fairlawn-Lincoln PTA and the Lincoln Little League. She was also a member of the R.I. State Police Wives Association, advocating for State Police rights. She was a communicant of St. Edward Church, Pawtucket. She loved to attend dances in East Providence, watch the Patriots and the Red Sox, and take trips with her late husband. Her signature dishes, including her baked beans, her cheesecake and her "Hello Dolly" dessert bars, were mainstays of family gatherings. She had excellent recall. She loved to reminisce and she was the sought-after partner in competitions of Trivial Pursuit. More than anything she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was the loving and much loved mother of Elaine Cardente and her husband, Charles; F. Patrick McGarry and his wife, Melissa; Maureen Mottau and her husband, Kenneth; and Stephen McGarry and his wife, Jacqueline.

She was the adoring grandmother to 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was looking forward to the birth of a new great- grandchild expected in June. Dorothy was the sister of Frank, Donald, Nelson and Lyle.

Her funeral service will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. Burial will follow in R.I. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Friends and family are cordially invited to honor and remember Dorothy by gathering for a visitation on Wednesday, March 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers , donations may be made in Dorothy's name to the Providence Journal Holiday Fund, c/o Rhode Island Foundation, 1 Union Station, Providence RI 02903.

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