Westborough – On Dec. 24, 2018, Dorothy Ann Keeler, loving mother, aunt, grandmother, and everything in between, passed away in her home at the age of 74.
Dorothy was born Jan. 9, 1944 to Katherine and Roger Talbot in Worcester. Growing up on Grafton Hill, she received her diploma from Saint Stephens High School in Worcester, and kept the perfect penmanship to prove it. Though she grew up in Worcester, Dorothy moved to Westborough in 1971, and remained there for 47 years until her passing. She spent some time as a telephone operator, and later in life ran a daycare out of her home for 26 years. She loved her most current job, working in the library at Hastings Elementary during the school week.
Family always came first with Dorothy. Her loved ones remember the weekly Wednesday game nights, where over time Dorothy’s home also became theirs. Her favorite activity was playing cards of any sort, though she was also an avid bowler and voracious reader. She loved puzzles of any kind, whether they be jigsaw or word games. Dorothy is remembered for her quick wit and saucy attitude – her favorite finger was the middle one. She never quit being the light or life of the room.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Katherine (Kane) and Roger Talbot; her sister, Kathleen Nadeau; and her beloved dog, Rerun. She is survived by her brother, Roger Talbot and his wife Saundra of Douglas; her four children, Mary (John) Frugard, Kevin, Karen Olson, and Brian; and her grandchildren, Henrik, Oscar, Thomas, Maggie, Maxwell, Jessica, Rachel, Gabrielle, Julia, and Sophie.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m., at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will be private. Calling hours at the Pickering and Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Friday, Dec. 28, from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at www.stjude.org.