SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 2, 2012

Dorothy Day


Concord, N.H. — Dorothy Delores (Gunther) Day, 78, died on Saturday evening, September 30, at Hospice House in Concord, with her family at her side.

Born in Malden, she graduated from Malden High School and went on to receive her bachelor's degree from University of Massachusetts- Boston and her master's degree from Salem State. She typed her master’s thesis on her ironing board while raising three young children. After college, she served in the United States Air Force and then the Mass Department of Health and Human Services retiring in 2002 after 29 years of service.

Following retirement Dottie moved with George to Concord, N.H., and they traveled together extensively, including once-a-year trips to Las Vegas. She enjoyed hooking rugs, sharing time with her senior center friends, attending Broadway shows and especially listening to opera. She was the matriarch of the family and most enjoyed preparing and serving feasts for her family, friends and neighbors.

Dorothy leaves her husband of 54 years, George Stanwood Day; her brother, Richard Gunther (Jean); her daughters, Pauline Lank, (Peter Sr) and Kristine Pope (Chris), both of Concord; and a son, Russell, from East Wakefield, N.H.; three grandchildren, Amanda Hoyt, (David )Peter Lank Jr. and Michael Pope; nephews, Rob DeSousa and Reid Mcall, and lifelong friends Judy and John Morris of Weymouth.

She was predeceased by her brother William Gunther.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, October 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street Concord, N.H. A celebration of her life will be begin at 6 p.m. Burial will take place at the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen on Monday, October 8 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association's Hospice House at https://www.crvna.org/donate or to the Concord Merrimack County SPCA at http://builditbowl.org/ways-to-give/ The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolences may be offered at www.bennettfuneral.com