Dorothy A. “Dottie” DeBurro, 85, of Methuen, MA passed away Monday, July 8, 2019 at Mary Immaculate Nursing & Restorative Center in Lawrence, MA. Born in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Emma (Epica) DeBurro.
Dorothy was educated in Lawrence and was a graduate of Lowell State Technical College and Northeastern University. She taught in the Methuen, North Andover, and Lawrence Public Schools. She loved teaching and loved her students.
She was a member of St. Rita’s Sodality and volunteered her time at Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church for thirty-two years. She was also a volunteer at Holy Family Hospital for many years when they had their auxiliary.
Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers, Roddy, Joe, Nicholas, Richard, and Gilbert DeBurro and her sister, Agatina DePetrillo.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Robert C. Movalli of Methuen; sister, Adeline Pappalardo of Lawrence, and her sister-in-law, Catherine DeBurro of Methuen. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and many lifelong friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex Street in Lawrence. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence, MA 01841 or a charity of one’s choice.