Born in Tiverton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Souza) O’Connell. She was the mother of John J. Travers and Donna M. Bard; grandmother of Jonathan Travers, Elyse Travers, Bridget Travers, Jeremy Travers, Eric Bard, Laurie Bard and Richard Bard; great grandmother of Jonathan Travers, Zachariah Travers, Lance Bryden and Lily Bryden; and sister of Elizabeth Daniel, Joseph O’Connell, Agnes Jean, Maurice O’Connell and the late Madeline Dehlhime.
Her funeral services were held January 20 from the George Lima Funeral Home, Bristol, with a Mass of Christian Burial concelebrated by Rev. Richard Narciso and Rev. Luis Dutra at St. Elizabeth Church. Liturgical readings were by Michael Jordan and Elyse Travers. The offertory gifts were presented by Elyse Travers and Bridget Travers. Burial followed in Pocasset Hill Cemetery, Tiverton. Serving as pallbearers were Edward Bryden, Christopher Barlow, Bridget Travers and Elyse Travers. Special thanks to Michael Jordan LPN, Ocean State Nursing and Beacon Hospice for the exceptional care given to Dorothy.
Memorial donations may be made to: St. Elizabeth Church, 577 Wood St Bristol RI 02809.