Obituaries 07-09-2020

Dorothy Grace Polito

Of Melrose

Dorothy Grace Polito, 33, of Melrose MA, formerly of East Boston, died on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Melrose Wakefield Hospital due to complications from staph and sepsis infection. Born in Boston, MA on October 20, 1986, she was the cherished daughter of Ronaele (Small) Polito of East Boston and the late Richard Polito. Dorothy was a graduate of East Boston High School Class of 2005, attended Bunker Hill Community College, Gibbs College, and later earned her Practical Nursing Certificate in 2013 at the Medical Professional Institute in Malden, MA. She was the devoted mother of three-year-old Illyana Polito and the fiancé of Michael Murray of Melrose, MA.  Dorothy was the adored sister of Everett Fraser of East Boston and Richard Polito of Winthrop.  She was the loving niece of Catherine Clapp of Rosedale, Maryland, Lillian Nesbit and Samuel Small of East Boston, Suzanne Small of Everett, and the late Carol Kilbreth, Louise Shepherd, Marion Cheffro, Patricia Brown, Charles Small, William Small and Barbara McCormack.  She is also survived by many loving family members and friends.  Family and friends will honor Dorothy’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston, MA on Wednesday, July 8th, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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