Dorothy M. (Horan) Lavitola
HAVERHILL: Dorothy M. (Horan) Lavitola, 103, formerly of Bronx, NY, passed away unexpectedly on February 1, 2016 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington. Dorothy was married to Eugene Horan until his death in 1992.
Born in New York on August 18, 1912, Mrs. Lavitola was the daughter of the late Harry and Angelina (Padula) Lavitola.
Dorothy was educated in New York, and following her graduation from high school she continued her education receiving a certificate from business school. She then began a fulfilling career as a bookkeeper in the printing industry lasting until her retirement in 1977. Dorothy worked in Manhattan and embraced the New York culture with great enthusiasm. In 2005 Dorothy moved to Haverhill to be closer to her niece and family members. She was an independent woman who enjoyed traveling, her daily walk to get her newspaper, and bus rides to go shopping.
Dorothy is survived by her nieces, Jennifer Cram and her husband Ken of Haverhill, Donna Shannon and her husband Bill of North Hills, CA, and their respective families. She was the sister of the late Rita Brooks. Dorothy loved her family, and will be missed by the three generations of little girls she leaves behind in MA, CA, VA, and AZ.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service at New England Bible Church, 60 Chandler Road, Andover on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held on February 12, 2016 at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, NY. Arrangements under the direction of Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill.