Dorothy I. Cantwell


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Bradford - Dorothy I. Cantwell, 89, passed away August 9, 2019, at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill, with her loving family by her side.
Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Bernard J. and Ellen (O'Rourke) Cantwell. Raised and educated in Haverhill, she was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1948. Dorothy was employed for many years as the Bank Manager at Merrimac Valley Bank in Haverhill. After her retirement from the bank, she worked at the former New England Telephone for several years. Dorothy had a strong faith and was a communicant of All Saints Church. She enjoyed traveling to Ireland and loved to visit the Samoset in Rockport, Maine, with her family. An avid reader, she looked forward to eating out for lunch and dinner at her favorite restaurants. A devoted aunt to her many nieces and nephews, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Dorothy is survived by her brothers and sisters, George E. Cantwell of Wenham; Robert J. Cantwell and his wife Catherine of Haverhill; Erlene R. Dozibrin of Salem, N.H.; Sophie A. Murphy of North Andover; Patricia S. Ross of Bradford; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; sister-in-law, Loretta Cantwell of Monroe, N.J., and brother-in-law, Foster Kneeland of Ocean Ridge, Fla. She was predeceased by her brothers, Bernard J. Cantwell and William N. Cantwell; sisters Eleanor F. Kneeland, Arlene A. Lyons, Mary E. "Betty" Uele, and Joan K. Lessard; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Cantwell, Helen Cantwell; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Murphy, Theodore Dozibrin, and Walter Lyons.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, August 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral services will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning in the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Avenue, Haverhill. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or
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Shirley Desrochers
Aug 12, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Miss Dorothy. My thoughts and prayers to Pat and the rest of her family and friends. Dorothy will be deeply missed by all.