, Salem, MA

March 1, 2010

Dorothy J. Stepenuck, 76

SALEM — Dorothy J. (Burgess) Stepenuck, 76, former wife of the late Daniel Stepenuck, of Salem, died peacefully at home Thursday morning, Feb. 25, 2009.

A longtime Salem resident she was born in Salem, the daughter of the late John Burgess Sr. and Gladys (White) Burgess. She was raised and educated in Salem, graduated from Salem High School in the Class of 1951 and always enjoyed her class reunions.

A stay-at-home mom and Girl Scout leader for many years, she had worked at Bill's Variety on North St, Salem, later at Clayman and Sons and retired from the Accounting Department of Analogic. Mrs. Stepenuck was a dedicated, faithful and active parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church on the Salem Peabody line. She enjoyed crafts and was an avid knitter teaching the local youth to knit through the Salem Council on Aging.

Mrs. Stepenuck enjoyed people and always had a smile. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Buckley and her husband Terry, of Salem, and Sonya B. Mason of Peabody; a stepdaughter, Gail Good apple and her husband Dennis of Las Vegas; a stepson, Daniel B. Stepenuck of Gloucester; a brother, John Burgess, Jr. of Lakeland, Fla.; five grandchildren, Natasha Mason and her fiance Jimmy Pimentel, Brianna, and Katelyn Mason; Amanda and Cara Buckley; one great-grandchild, Jordan Pimentel and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a stepson, Daniel B. Stepenuck, two sisters, Marcella Parent and June Wharf and a great-granddaughter, Angel Pimentel.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 12:15 p.m. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (corner of North Street), Salem to be followed by a funeral Mass at 1 p.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church on the Salem-Peabody line. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Thomas the Apostle Church. For online guest book or additional information, please call 978-744-0497 or visit