Community Remembers Dorothy Truell

Funeral arrangements will be private for the family.

Dorothy Truell. Courtesy of http://pillsburyfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Truell. Courtesy of http://pillsburyfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Mae (Barnaby) Truell, 92, of Worcester passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at the Jewish Healthcare Center after a long period of declining health.

She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late William W. Barnaby and Laura (Barber) Barnaby Knight.

She is survived by a daughter, Lin Ormondroyd of Spencer; a son, Gary R. Truell and his wife Barbara of Westborough; two grandsons, Nathan A. Truell of San Francisco, Calif. and Andrew R. Truell of Alexandria, Va.; and her grand-dog, Hamilton (Ham) Truell of Westborough. She also leaves her nephew Anthony J. Trackerman of Black Mountain, N.C.; and great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Dottie was predeceased by her husband, Robert M. Truell; her sister, Doris L. Trackerman; and two nieces.

Dottie served her country during World War II as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. She was proud to march in the Marine Corps Platoon as part of the Honor Guard that accompanied President Franklin D. Roosevelt's body upon its return to Washington, D.C. to lie in State. She later worked for many years in the banking industry in several capacities.

She lived a full and happy life. She loved her family, friends, the beach and sunshine. She especially enjoyed her years living in Venice, Fla.

Dottie's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Jewish Healthcare Center, especially the third floor staff, and the Jewish Healthcare Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

Funeral arrangements will be private for the family. Pillsbury Funeral Home, 44 Gilbert St. North Brookfield. Memorial donations may be made to "Toys For Tots," 25th Marine Regiment, Attn: Toys For Tots, 4 Lexington St., Fort Devens, MA 01432, or the Telegram & Gazette Santa Fund, c/o Commerce Bank, P.O. Box 15204, Worcester, MA 01615-0204, or a charity of choice. Please visit  Pillsburyfuneralhome.com. 


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