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Dorothy A. (Perley) Cameron

December 18, 1935 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 85)

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CAMERON, Dorothy A. (Perley) of Watertown, passed away January 17,2021 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late John R. Cameron. Loving and caring mother of Deborah A. Weeks & her husband David of Framingham, Phyllis R. McCarthy & her husband Timothy of Westborough, and Alison B. Trainor & her husband Desmond of Newton. Dear sister of Ruth Perley of Newton. Loving cousin of Robert Johnson and his wife Sandra of Naples, FL. Sweet Loving grandmother of Melissa Weeks-Cole & her husband Andrew, Ryan Weeks, Shelby Weeks, Cameron McCarthy, Erin McCarthy, Melanie Trainor, & Jacob Trainor. Dorothy also leaves behind loving family in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.


Dorothy grew up in Dorchester and moved to Watertown after marrying the love of her life, John R. Cameron, where she resided for the remainder of her life.  Dorothy and John were happily married until the passing of John in 2013.  


Dorothy was a graduate of Mt. Auburn Hospital School of Nursing and continued her career there and dedicated her time and efforts to caring for others, until she retired after more than 35 years of service.  


Dorothy was an incredibly kind and intelligent woman.  Her gentle and calming nature transcended beyond her work life, which was apparent in the way she loved her family, her friends and family pets.


Dorothy will be remembered for her love of reading.  As an avid reader, Dorothy enjoyed regularly visiting the Watertown Public Library.  


Funeral Services for Dorothy will beheld privately at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Watertown. 


In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital. http://fundraise.childrenshospital.org/goto/dorothycameron

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