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 –