Born in Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys (Carter) Hackett. She was educated in Westborough schools and was a 1949 graduate of Westborough High School.
Dorothy was employed as a Customer Service Representative at Worcester County National Bank and then Shawmut Bank prior to her retirement. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, and enjoyed playing bingo, gardening and was an avid reader.
Dorothy is survived by her seven children, Kaye L. Cottle and her husband Artie of Shrewsbury, June L. Hillier of Westborough, Jack J. Erickson and his wife Linda of North Grafton, James B. Erickson Sr. and his wife Gayle of Westborough, Lois A. Flagg and her husband Randy of Worcester, Thomas E. Erickson and his wife Jane of Shrewsbury, and Karl N. Erickson and his wife Melissa of Westborough; 16 grandchildren, Bob and Sean Cottle, Tim and Dan Charland, Angela, David, Michelle and April Erickson, Chrissy, James Jr. and Laura Erickson, Matt Flagg, Nicole and Stephanie Erickson, and Scott, Alexa and Cameron Erickson; and five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Shane, Charlotte, Logan, Benjamin, and baby Michael due in January. She was pre deceased by a son, Craig E. Erickson; a son-in-law, Craig Hillier; and three brothers and three sisters.
Her funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m., in the First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 – 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 120 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581 or to the Jimmy Fund at www.jimmyfund.org.