SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

August 26, 2013

Dorothy E. Blackadar, 91


Danvers — Mrs. Dorothy E. “Dot” (Hurd) Blackadar, 91, of Danvers, formerly of Peabody and Lynn, died on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Salem Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clyde W. Blackadar.

Born and raised in Lynn, Dot was the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Hurd. She attended Lynn schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. Dot had lived for the majority of her life in Peabody, including many years at Brooksby Village, before recently moving to Danvers.

For many years, Dot had worked at area restaurants, including Anthony’s Hawthorne in Lynn, Tai Hong and the Willy House, as a waitress.

Dot enjoyed cooking, especially chowder and beans, arts, crafts, and cross stitching, and traveling with her husband and family, whether it be on a cruise to Hawaii or Mexico, or driving across this country. She also loved animals, but her greatest joy came from the time that she spent with her family, especially at Merry Meeting Lake in New Durham, N.H.

Dot is survived by three children, Ronald G. Blackadar and his wife, Louise, of Peabody, David K. Blackadar of Amesbury, and Jeanne F. LeClair of Danvers; five grandchildren, Michelle Baron of Lowell, Jeffrey Blackadar of Webster, Douglas LeClair of Danvers, and Thomas and Lucas Blackadar of Amesbury; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan W. Blackadar, and Cameron and Marissa LeClair. She was predeceased by her siblings Walter, Herbert, Bertha, Elsie, and Hazel.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services, under the direction of the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Homes, 426 Broadway, Route 129, Lynn, are private. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Guest book at www.solimine.com.