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Dorothy M. Tanner

1922 - 2018


Dorothy M. (MacDonald) Tanner, a long time resident of Malden, passed away on Monday, July 2nd, in Danvers, MA.  Dorothy was born in Nova Scotia in 1922, the daughter of Alexander and Catherine MacDonald.  She was raised Cape Briton Island in Canada, and in her early 20’s, she moved to the United States.  In 1952, she married her sweetheart,  Everett Tanner, and the two settled down in Malden to raise their children.  She did enjoy returning to Cape Briton Island every year with her family throughout her live.   Dorothy and Everett shared 63 years of marriage together until Everett’s passing in 2015.

Dorothy was a longtime dedicated member of St. Josephs Church,  and among other things sang in the church choir.  She was a past member of the Moose Lodge of Malden.   She had also worked as a Nurses Aide for Dr. Goldstein on Salem St in Malden, and later at the Malden Hospital. 

She is survived by her daugthers, Kate Tanner of Malden, and Kim Tanner of Newburyport, her grandchildren, Jeremy and Alexander, and her great-grandchildren, Henry and Emil. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Everett, as well as her siblings, Alexander MacDonald, Elsie Wilkie, Beatrice Jennings,  and Margaret Wilkie.

Funeral services will be held from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home,  144 Salem St, Malden, on Friday, July 6th, 10 AM  followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church at  11AM.  Interment to follow in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thurs, July 5th, from 5 – 7 PM.  


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