Dorothy Charest Obituary, Death – Dorothy Regina (Casey) Charest, who was 96 years old at the time of her passing, did so without any suffering on January 14, 2023 at the Royal of Cotuit in Mashpee. She is survived by her five children, Gerard Charest and his wife Marcia of Escondido, California, Cynthia D’Appolonia and her husband Vincent of Carmel, New York, Karen Mekjian and her husband Warren of Mashpee, Mark Charest and his wife Sally of Princeton, Massachusetts, and Leon Charest of Athol, Massachusetts; nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and a large number of nieces and nephews.
Armand, Dorothy’s devoted husband of 65 years, her brothers James and Kenneth, and her sisters Lillian, Helen, Margaret, Evelyn, and Genevieve all passed away before Dorothy. Armand was also her predeceased spouse. Dorothy Casey was the youngest of the seven children that James and Caroline (McEachren) Casey had. She was born in Milford. Dorothy and Armand tied the knot on December 29, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland, not long after he received his honorable discharge from the Army. After the birth of their first child, Gerard, in 1952, the couple relocated to Worcester, where they were blessed with four further children over the next few years.
Dorothy gave her complete and undivided attention to her family, and she saw the process of bringing up her children as the crowning achievement of her life. She looked forward to the many days spent with her family during the summers spent camping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and taking weekend trips to Hampton Beach. Dorothy had a passion for sketching and painting, and she was incredibly accomplished. She was able to convert a flat beach pebble and many other keepsakes acquired by her children into works of beauty because to her artistic ability.
Her forte was baking, and she derived great pleasure from transforming the wild blueberries and apples that were gathered by her children into delectable pies and pastries that could be shared with the entire family. Dorothy and Armand moved their family to Northborough in 1971, when their children were reaching the ages of adolescents and young adults. Dorothy and Armand remained residents of Northborough for the next 41 years.