Carol A. (Bertolon) Dorn passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness, surrounded by her family.
Born in Dorchester to the late Henry J. Bertolon and Loretta J. (Gillis) Bertolon, Carol grew up in Quincy as the oldest of five children. She attended St. Mary’s School in West Quincy and graduated in 1965 from Archbishop Williams High School where she made several lifelong friendships.
After high school, Carol worked for Daniel Seidler & Sons Jewelers in Boston and went on many adventures with her dear cousin Elaine (Ruell) Fleming. Carol married the late Michael P. Dorn on Jan. 25, 1974, and they raised three children together, living for the last 35 years in Braintree where they created decades of memories with their family and many close friends.
While Michael served as a Massachusetts State Trooper for 32 years, Carol was the consummate “Trooper’s Wife,” keeping a loving home for their children while Michael worked long hours. She also worked for many years for the Utility Workers Union of America and was a constant presence on the sidelines of athletic fields all over New England. In recent years, she was devoted to her six grandchildren who were the true joy of her life. Carol was an amazing woman whose ability to give of herself was endless, and she will be deeply missed by many.
Carol is survived by her three children and their families: Stephanie and husband Brian Miller of Evanston, IL; Christopher and wife Kathleen of Hingham; and Matthew and wife Keriann of Weymouth. She is also leaves her adored grandchildren: Nathaniel Miller, Olivia, Jack and Lindsey Dorn, and Madison and Michael Dorn. Carol is also survived by her brother Henry J. Bertolon, Jr. and wife Donna of Beverly; her brother Thomas Bertolon and wife Marie of Marshfield; and her sister Laura J. Donovan of Braintree, as well as many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister Nancy DiPaolo and her brothers-in-law William J. DiPaolo and Stephen P. Donovan.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours, which will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. On Friday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9:30AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church 856 Washington St. Braintree. Burial is at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
Donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701, cancer.org.