Dorothy Clarke

Clarke, Dorothy, 93, of Cranston RI, peacefully passed away on Monday Sept 19 at Jane Brown Hospital, Providence, RI. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Clarke. Dorothy was born in Providence RI to the late Edward and Mary Collins (nee – Lavery). Dorothy worked in many professional positions including Bookkeeping, Outlet Co Retail Sales, Wedding Reception Coordinator – Hostess, to name a few. She was a member of St Ann’s Church, Cranston, RI where she served on many committees. She was also active in the parents association at Bishop Hendricken High School. Mom loved helping others and often had family and friends drop by for dinner. She loved to give of herself and volunteered to help the patients at the Louis Feinstein Alzheimer Center. She also enjoyed reading, sewing, and crafts. She enjoyed the company of her long – term friends and, most especially, her family. Dorothy is survived by her loving son Thomas and his wife Marlene; her loving son James and his wife Jeanette and their children Rebecca, Alyson, and James Jr. She was the sister of Evelyn Ide of Port St Lucie, Fl, the late Lillian Hamel and Edward Collins. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 9:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Burial will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00-7:00pm.

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Jude & Enrique - 09/22/2011

Dearest Tom and Marlene,
Your Mom was a vision of creativity and service to others...what an important life! She is now celebrating her loving life with her Lord and other family members she has missed so much...hugs to you as you travel through this grieving time with her passing...may the Holy Spirit of our God surround you with His precious, Jude & Enrique

Jay Fitzgerald - 09/22/2011

I just wanted to say how sorry I am to learn of the passing of your Mom. She was a classy lady, and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept my condolences. God bless.

Darlene & Darryl - 09/22/2011

We wanted to let you know that our prayes will be with you. Your mom was a sweetheart. So sorry we can't be with you.
May god bless you all and keep you in his loving hands.

Jack Lyden - 09/22/2011

I am saddened by your mom's passing. I remember her as a wonderful, smiling, caring lady. I enjoyed working with Dotty in the Outlet Co. My deepest condolences to the entire family. I am on a cross country trip and will see you when I return.

Jackie - 09/22/11 - 09/22/2011

Dear Dottie, Mi Lady, beloved. It broke my heart when I found out you'd gone on. The year I spent with you was one of the best I'd ever had. You were a beautiful lady with a sense of humor that hardly no one could match. I loved you dearly and I know you loved me. I never begrudged you anything I ever did for you. You were "Mi Lady". That's a very respectful title and quite befitting of you. May God bless your family and give them the strength they need to get through this very difficult time. I'll not say goodbye to you, but I'll say "see you later Mi Lady. I love you".

Carleen DeSisto - 09/23/2011

Dear Jim, Jeanette and family,
So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Elisha Morris - 09/23/2011

Dear Jim:
I am truly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Suzane Caldeira - 09/23/2011

Jim & Jeannette, our hearts go out to you & your family. May the love you shared & the memories you have live with you.

Brian Vincent - 02/09/2012

It was such a pleasure to know Dottie. We worked together at the Feinstein Center. She was a very sweet woman and a hard worker. She loved to keep busy and treated the elderly with such compassion and respect. She was a very dear friend who will be missed. My deepest condolences to her family, whom she always talked about proudly. She was very proud of her boys and her grandchildren. You are in my thoughts.

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