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Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Obituary

Dorothea “Dotty” Williams (née Jones), 76, of Dumont died peacefully on January 13, 2020 after a hard fought, decades long battle with cancer.  Beloved wife of John Williams.  Loving mother of Jean Williams, Kevin Williams and his wife Karen, and Barbara Williams.  Cherished grandmother of Emily, Madeline and Sean.  Dear sister of MaryAnn Robson, Pat Harrigan, Barbara Castella, Trudy Maughan and Bill Jones.

Dotty was born in New York City to Gertrude (née Lurch) and William Jones.  She was a graduate of Cathedral High School and an Office Manager for Coach USA (formerly Red and Tan Lines), Westwood.

Dotty was a proud graduate of Cathedral High School, where she later created and coached the girls basketball team which went on to win a New York City Championship.  She was a camp counselor at Hartley Farm and made many family memories for years at the farm, even after its closing.  Years later Dotty also coached Dumont Little League Baseball with her own kids.

In 1971, she married the love of her life, John, and started her family which she was so devoted to for the rest of her life.  Some of her favorite places to spend time with family were Chestnut Grove, Cape May, New Hampshire, Birchwood and Wildwood.

When not going to Devils games or yelling at NFL referees on TV, she enjoyed playing poker and board games with her precious grandchildren.  Dotty loved barbecues in the backyard and playing ball with the grandkids.  She was selfless in every way, always doing for others and putting her own needs aside.  She will be terribly missed by so many.  Always there when you needed her and the rock of the family.  Words cannot express the impact she had on those around her.  Even at the chemotherapy infusion center she went to, she was told constantly that she was their favorite patient, always smiling even when she felt horrible.  Mom was a trooper all the way to the very end and she never complained.  You were blessed just to know Dotty.

Visiting Thursday, January 16th, 5-9 PM, with a religious service at 7:30 PM, at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Avenue, Dumont.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothea’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; www.stjude.org.

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