Monday, December 8, 2008

Miss Dottie, We Love You



Doris M. "Miss Dottie" Leavens
November 18, 1943 - December 4, 2008

Doris M.,Leavens 65, died December 4, 2008 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Catherine A. (Mullaney) Leavens. “Miss Dottie” was a teacher’s assistant at John Hope Settlement House for the past 25 years. She loved being a part of the children’s lives she touched every day.

She is survived by her 2 sons, Eugene H. Leavens and his wife, Charlotte of Providence and Keith E. Leavens and his wife, Maria of East Providence. She also leaves 2 sisters, Patricia A. Pierce of Cranston and Anne Marie Long of Middletown, CT. Dottie was the grandmother of 10 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 3. She was a much loved aunt, great-aunt, cousin, and friend to many more.

A funeral will be held Tuesday at 9am from Bell Funeral Home, 571 Broad St., Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Holy Name Church, Camp St. Calling Hours Monday 4-7pm in Bell Funeral Home. Burial will be private.At the family request donations in her memory to John Hope Settlement House or Home and Hospice Care of RI would be greatly appreciated by her family.

http://www.johnhope.org/


http://www.hhcri.net/


Miss Dottie was one of my son's teachers 7 years ago, and her wisdom and kindness will always be with us. My heart is with her family...

Here is the link to an online "Guest Book"
http://www.legacy.com/providence/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=121085544

1 comment:

Chuck Black said...

My name is Chuck Black and I am a genealogical researcher looking into the Leavens lineage. Came across this site http://neverdied.blogspot.com/2008/12/miss-dottie.html and have been trying to determine the name of Dottie's husband so that I might link this family to the Leavens tree. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Chuck
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Fremont, California
510-656-3998
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