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Dorothy M. Quaglietti, 96

November 14, 2017


PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mrs. Dorothy M. (Smith) Lavigne Quaglietti, 96, formerly of 176 Columbus Ave., Berkshiretown Apts., Pittsfield, Mass.,passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Springside Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center in Pittsifeld.



She was born in Burlington, Vt., on March 9, 1921 a daughter of George O. and Maryellen (Roach) Smith. She graduated from Converse Elementary School in Burlington, Vt., and from Burlington High School in 1939. She moved to Pittsfield in 1970. Dorothy was employed by former England Brothers for 13 years and retired in 1985. Dorothy also was a avid seamstress and knitter. In 1985 she moved to Hinsdale where she was a Election Officer for several years.



Her first husband, Ashley H. Lavigne, died on June 2, 1958; they were married on September 28, 1940. Her second husband, Carlo P. Quaglietti, died on October 29, 2006; they were married on March 16, 1979.



Dorothy was a former communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, and a former member of Sweet Adelines, Pittsfield Senior Citizens and Golden Seniors, and enjoyed traveling, knitting, singing and dancing.



Survivors include two brothers, Williard F. Smith of Burlington, Vt., and Robert F. Smith and his wife Mary of Brunswick, Maine; a sister, Shirley Mercia and her husband, Leonard, of Essex Junction, Vt.; sister-in-law, Rita Smith of Burlington,Vt.; four grandchildren, Cheryl Reed, Sunny Lavigne, Crystal DiLeo and Sarah J. Lavigne; two great-grandchildren, Shane Reed and Jared Reed; along with several nieces and nephews.



Dorothy was predeceased by three sons, Robert A. Lavigne, Mark D. Lavigne and  Bradley T. Lavigne; a daughter, Patricia Ann Johnson Gabaldon; a sister, Irene Hams; and a brother, Kenneth G. Smith.



Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, November 17, 2017, at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield, with the Rev. Monsignor Michael A. Shershanovich, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery.



There are no calling hours. Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA 01201 is in charge of arrangements.




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