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“Dear Gail, We were so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. May all her memories stay in your heart for a life time. God Bless,Bob and Mary Ann...Read More »
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“Dear Karen,Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Marianne Mabee ”
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“Sending heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all who loved Dorothy. May happy memories of joyful times together bring your sad heart's some...Read More »
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“I am sorry for your pain, and I hope you find comfort in your many special loving memories from all the years she was fortunate to live. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Claire Aniello - Hadley, MA

“Hi Paul & Linda;I am sorry I could not attend the wake, as I have a prior commitment. I was sadden to hear about the loss of your mother/mother in...Read More »
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“Do not stand at my grave and weepI am not there; I do not sleep.I am a thousand winds that blow,I am the diamond glints on snow,I am the sun on...Read More »
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Waltham – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Pendergast) Aborn, of Waltham, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at Meadow Green Nursing Home. She was 92.

Dorothy was born in Waltham on April 2, 1925, a daughter of the late John J., Sr. and Mary E. (Hurley) Pendergast and was a graduate of Waltham High School. She lived in Waltham her entire life where she and her late husband, Vincent L. Aborn, raised their family and had been members of Our Lady's Parish.

She leaves her children, Gail P. Griffin of Brockton, Karen E. Riley of Walpole and Paul V. Aborn and his wife, Linda, of Waltham; her sister and brothers, Mary Keyes of Needham, Matthew Pendergast of Marlboro, Richard Pendergast of Billerica and James Pendergast of Wells, Maine; her sister-in-law, Marilyn C. Aborn of Waltham; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was the mother of the late Greg M. Aborn and sister of the late John Pendergast, Jr., William Pendergast and Daniel Pendergast.

Family and friends will honor and remember Dorothy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, May 26th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury.