Dorothy J. (Torigian) Dunn, 84

MILLBURY — Dorothy J. (Torigian) Dunn, 84, passed unexpectedly but peacefully on Sunday, January 10, in her home of more than 45 years. 

Dorothy’s husband of 43 years, Joseph E. Dunn passed in November 2005. She leaves her daughter Patricia Dunn Peterson, wife of Andrew Peterson of Melrose, and 3 grandchildren, Sarah Peterson of Washington, DC, Megan Peterson of Somerville, MA and Noah Peterson of Madison, WI. Dorothy also leaves a sister Helen Torigian of Melrose, many nephews and nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces, her brother-in-law Daniel Gilbert of Millbury and sister-in-law Elizabeth Prus of NJ.  She is predeceased by her parents Manoog and Siranoosh Torigian and her brother, John of Worcester.

Dorothy was born in Worcester and graduated from Commerce High School in 1955.  She worked as an Operations Officer at Shawmut Bank before she retired.   She was a member of the Millbury Mothers Club, St. Brigid’s Church and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, travelling, shopping and cooking.  In her retirement she enjoyed her favorite role of Grammy. 

Due to state guidelines and restrictions on gatherings, Dorothy’s funeral services and burial have been held privately.  A Celebration of Life will be held when we can all be together safely. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at  


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