Providence Journal (RI) - August 18, 2007
ANGELL, DOROTHY M ., 95, of Willett Avenue, Riverside, entered eternal life on the Assumption August 15, 2007.
Born in East Providence, a daughter of the late Capt. Harris M . Angell and Mary Ann (Hughes) Angell , she was a lifelong resident of East Providence.
Dorothy was a woman who was ahead of her time. She was a graduate of St. Mary Academy Bay View Class of 1927 and a graduate of Bryant College Class of 1931. Her first job was with the Providence Visitor newspaper. She then went to a job with General Mills in Hartford, Ct.
However, her most challenging and exciting career was where she served as the Executive Director of Housing and Urban Development for the City of East Providence from 1963-1981, the first of its kind in Rhode Island and the second in New England, where she stayed for 25 years. She was given the key to the City of East Providence for her excellent service to the community. Rhode Island Governor J. Joseph Garrity proclaimed November 2, 1981 as Dorothy M . Angell Day in Rhode Island for her service to the State as an outstanding leader in the field of Public Health. Miss Angell was a communicant of St. Brendan Church.
During her last years when she was unable to leave her home, she had many wonderful friends, neighbors and relatives visiting and helping her. Dorothy never lost her faith in God and her joy for life.
She is survived by two nephews; Most Rev. Kenneth A. Angell D.D. Bishop Emeritus of Burlington and Frank J. McGuinn of Narragansett and two nieces; Claire D. Miller of Stowe, VT and Ann A. Durante of Narragansett. She was a sister of the late Gertrude McGuinn, Charles, Henry A., Ernest and Agnes Angell . She was aunt of the late David L. Angell and Madeline Yena.
Her funeral will be held on Monday August 20, 2007 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by her nephew Most Rev. Bishop Kenneth A. Angell in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
Calling hours are Sunday 4-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Dorothy 's memory to the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, 3070 Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, RI, 02915 would be deeply appreciated.
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