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Dorothy Mae's Story

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Dorothy, aka “short Dot”, was the 1st woman in Peabody to work in the tanneries (AC Lawrence) as a wet wheel operator. Post-retirement, she worked at Warren Lunch. She went from leather wheeling to potato peeling. Dottie played a mean hand of Penny-enny, Bingo and Rummy 500...she was very competitive! She loved westerns and a good drink of whiskey! She collected elephants and will be desperately missed by her bodyguard, fearless and featherless “Gabriel” the parrot.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph J. Calnan of Wilmington, and the late Eva M. Gauthier (Richardson) of Peabody. She was predeceased by her husband, John Buckley; her grandson, Michael Bik; her sisters, June Debaredinias and Jean Hatfield; and her brother, Albert Calman. She is survived by her five daughters, Louise Melendez of Peabody, Eva Barros of Townsend, Jeannette Mangold of Peabody, April Bik of Peabody and Roxanne Calnan of Peabody and is survived by her sisters, Georgianna Caminero of Peabody, Lillian McKeon of Williamstown, N.J., and Sylvia Rodriguez of Woburn.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Israel Melendez of Maryland, Georgianna Melendez of Peabody, William Melendez of Lynn, Stephen Bik of Hillsborough, N.H., Jonathan Bik of East Boston, Brenda Bik of Gloucester, Lynda Delano of Danvers, Erin Gannon of Lynn, Dale Gannon of Peabody, Adam Mangold of Peabody, April Mangold of Peabody, Catherine Mangold of Peabody and Eric Mangold of Peabody; as well as 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will host a memorial for friends and family.
Published on  May 13, 2017
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