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Dorothy Hearn

Dorothy A. Hearn

Thursday, January 10th, 1924 - Friday, April 9th, 2021
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Dorothy A. Hearn, 97, lifelong Auburn resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Life Care Center of Auburn.

Born in Worcester, raised and educated in Auburn, Dorothy was one of six children born to the late James J. and Mary H. (Sexton) Hearn. She was a graduate of Auburn High School, Class of 1942. Later in life, she went on to work as the Bookkeeper for the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Worcester, where she dedicated over 15 years until her retirement in 1989.

A woman of deep faith, Dorothy was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, Auburn.

In her free time, she enjoyed taking her daily walks and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Dorothy was known for her good sense of humor, which she kept until the very end.

She leaves her sisters, Evelyn R. Hearn, of Auburn, Elizabeth A. Maurno and her husband Richard, of Yorktown Heights, NY; and her nieces and nephews, Michael Maurno and his wife Eileen, Donna Foci and her husband Nino, James Maurno and his wife Aileen, Richard Maurno and his wife Tracey, and Joanne K. Maurno; as well as 13 great-nieces and nephews, and 2 great-great nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her brother, James J. Hearn, Jr., who was killed in action during World War II, and her infant brothers, Thomas and Robert Hearn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any charity of the one’s choice.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Hearn family between 10:00 and 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA, followed by her funeral Mass, which will be celebrated at 11:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Church, 189 Oxford Street North, Auburn. Burial will be with her parents at St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Britton-Wallace Funeral Home
    91 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 | 11:30am
    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 11:30am
    Saint Joseph's Church of Auburn
    189 Oxford Street North
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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    Masks and social distancing measures will be required at the funeral home, church, and cemetery.
    Rev. Paul Bomba
  • Interment

    St. John's Cemetery & Mausoleum
    260 Cambridge Street
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Atty David Shablin

Posted at 03:57pm
Dot was a sweet wonderful woman with a great sense of humor. She will be missed. My deepest sympathies!!

Your Nephew, Jimmy

Posted at 06:35pm
Dot, I will always remember you as a strong, healthy, vibrant and lively person. You made the people around you feel loved. And we all loved you.
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