Dorothy D. (Waddell) Edwards, 93, of Wrentham, MA, formerly of Quincy and Dorchester, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2012 with loving family at her side. Born July 3, 1919 in Eagle Lake, TX, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Frances Waddell of Texas. She attended high school in Ballinger, TX and was a World War II veteran, having proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant of the Women’s Army Corps from 1943-1958.
Dorothy moved to Boston in 1958 and became the beloved wife of the late William J. Edwards, Sr. of Dorchester. She is survived by her son William J. Edwards, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Lakeville, MA; daughter Frances Jackson and her husband Michael of Wrentham, MA; granddaughter Emma Elizabeth Jackson and step grandchildren Samuel Jackson, Jillian Johnson, Micah Small, and Karrie and Joshua Major; along with numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Dorothy is also survived by her sister Ann Loafman of Cleburne, TX and is preceded in death by five brothers, Willard, Bernard, John Lee, William James and Phillip Waddell, and two sisters, Mable Allen and Martha Moore.
A visitation with family and friends will be held at the RJ Ross Funeral Home, 135 South Street, Route 1A, Wrentham Centre, on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. A service with military honors will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are in the care of Richard Ross and the RJ Ross Funeral Home, Wrentham Centre.
Her obituary is courtesy of RJ Ross Funeral Home.