Dorothy J. "Dottie" (Quinn) MorrisFebruary 10, 1929 ~ July 13, 2017 (age 88)
Morris, Dorothy J. “Dottie” (Quinn) –Of Reading, July 13th. Beloved wife of James P. Morris. Adored mother of James P. Morris and his wife Sharon (Kerkhoff) of Barrington, IL, and Kenneth Morris and his wife Elizabeth (Carey) of Tewksbury. Sister of the late John L. Quinn, Mary Burke (Sis), Kathleen Sheedy and Richard Quinn. Survived by her sister Helen Fuller of SC, and Brenda Cleary of Wakefield. Loving Grandmother of Cameron, Connor, and Caitlin Morris of Tewksbury; and Bryan and Sean Morris of Barrington, IL. Dottie is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was a longtime resident of Reading, born in Wakefield on February 10, 1929 to the late John L. and Josephine E. (McIntosh) Quinn. She grew up in her Irish family in Wakefield. Dorothy married her lifelong companion of 67 years, James Potter Morris, in 1950, before moving to Reading in 1954. Meticulous in everything she did and a bookkeeper by trade, Dottie worked for many years in the Reading public school system, ultimately in the Office of the Superintendent. She retired in 1992 and traveled to Asia and Europe with her husband. Dottie's first priority was always her family. She enjoyed vacations in the Lakes Regions of New Hampshire and Maine with her sons and particularly her five grandchildren, where she would expose her competitive nature only in games. She avidly participated in the activities and accomplishments of her grandchildren. Dottie always had something to say with a smile. A Funeral Service will be held in the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28), North Reading, at Reading line, on Tuesday, July 18th at 12 noon. Relatives and friends may visit the funeral home on Tuesday from 10am-12 noon. Interment will be private.