Dorothy C. (Albert) Byrne

July 22, 1932 ~ January 19, 2018 (age 85)

A beautiful soul passed from this world to the next on Friday, January 19th, when we lost Dorothy C. (Albert) Byrne of Fitchburg.  She was born in Leominster, the daughter of Joseph H. (Paul) Albert and Irene Miller, both deceased.  She leaves behind her husband  of nearly 65 years, John W. Byrne of Fitchburg, a daughter Ellen Markles and her husband Daniel, and her son James Byrne and his wife Cheryl of Hubbardston.  She also leaves her one and only grandchild, Brad Byrne of Kissimmee, FL.  Her sister, Marjorie Gillis of Marietta, GA, was so very dear to  her, as were her many nieces and nephews.

Dot was always a busy person.  She was an active member of the Leominster  Church of Christ for many years, taking part in several Vacation Bible Schools.  She spent many years in the church's kitchen preparing the monthly fellowship meals, and was known by generations of kids as "the gum lady" for the gum she would hand out after they went to their Bible Classes.  She was a lifetime member of the Leominster Aerie #477 of the Eagles, serving as Aerie President, Treasurer, and doing many charitable works with that organization.  She was a graduate of Leominster High School, Class of 1950.

She was a fun-loving, joyous, caring person who gave freely of herself and became a source of inspiration to many for the way she maintained her strength and good spirits through her faith, even though struggling with several health problems.  Dot was an avid reader, seamstress (she could sew anything!), doll maker, and loved traveling with her husband, John, to many destinations, but always loved lunches at Hampton Beach.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Gary Noroian, Dr. Nicole Winters, and the entire staff at DaVita Dialysis Center in Fitchburg, for their constant care and concern for her health and well-being.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gander Brook Christian Camp, c/o Leominster Church of Christ, P.O. Box 423, Leominster, MA 01453, or to the American Diabetes Association.

Funeral Services are Private at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.

Though we mourn her loss, she has gained Heaven.

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