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“I met Dorothea (Dot) at Holy Cross Church. She was the real thing! I was blessed to know her. We ran into each other several years after I moved. We...Read More »
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“Fond memories of our chats with this wonderful lady at Meserve Travel. Much sympathy to the family in your loss. Mary Meserve ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Meserve - East Wakefield, NH

“We had the great pleasure to know Mrs Defeo when she was a helper in Mrs Danielson's kindergarten class. All three of our children worked with her in...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: kerry pires - North Easton, MA

“My sincere condolences. I am so sorry about Dorothea. She will be missed. May God bless you and give you peace. Psalms 29:11. ”
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“Suzanne, Tom & Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you - may your many wonderful memories be of comfort to you during this time. Bob & Kathie ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Bob & Kathie Covey - underhill, VT

“Mrs Defeo,I have deep gratitude for the honor of having known you since I was a little girl. You were a second mother and an important mentor in my...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Janet Conlon - Buffalo Grove, IL

“Dottie was the best Godmother a person could have. I will miss her thought and wisdom because she had a strength inside her all women need. Much love...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Graham - Weymoth, MA

“We will miss our dear sister-in-law who we loved so dearly. She was the kindest and caring person in our lives. She is with Our Lord and our Blessed...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Don & Betty DeFeo - Wakeifeld, MA

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EASTON--Dorothea E. (Mulcahy) DeFeo, 91, a resident of Easton for the past 62 years, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the McClure-Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester, Vermont after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Charles DeFeo, Jr.

Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Thomas F. And Mary M. (Glynn) Mulcahy, she was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston.

Dorothea received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1989 at the age of 63 from Emerson College in Boston. She was a volunteer teacher at the Parkview Elementary School in Easton for 10 years where she taught students to tell and write stories on the computer.

In 2002 she was awarded the Senior Citizen of the Year by the Easton Lions Club for her work at the Parkview School. A communicant of the Holy Cross Church in Easton she was a member of the choir at the church.

Dorothea is survived by two daughters, Nanette Longley and her husband Charles of Tyngsboro and Suzanne Freitas and her husband Thomas of Jericho, Vermont and she was mother to the late Paul DeFeo; two sisters, Eleanor DeLuco of Brighton and Madeline Moreira of West Bridgewater; two grandchildren, Kim Freitas of Breckenridge, CO., and Joseph Freitas of Jericho, VT.; also survived by several sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. She was also the sister of the late Virginia Hernon, Annette Barker, Claire Johnson, Laurence Mulcahy and Francis Mulcahy.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Dorothea's memory may be sent to McClure-Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT. 05446. For directions or condolences visit