Dorothy Cheney

Dorothy L. Cheney (Dixon) (Bernard)

Friday, October 12, 1934 - Sunday, April 26, 2020
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Loving Mother and Grandmother

Dorothy L. (Dixon) (Bernard) Cheney, a resident of Dracut, formerly of Lowell, Marco Island and Leesburg, FL, passed away on April 26, 2020. She was the beloved wife of late John E. Cheney Jr. who passed away in 2016.

Born in Lowell on October 12, 1934, daughter of the late Ernest G. Sr. and Bernice K. (Roberts) Dixon. She graduated from Lowell High School in 1952 and attended Bradshaw Business School and Lowell Tech (presently UMass Lowell).

Prior to her retirement in 1994, Mrs. Cheney was employed for 30 years at the Ernest G. Dixon Jr. CPA office in Lowell.

An active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Dorothy was a Deacon, served on many committees, and prior to her retirement, was Assistant Treasurer for 25 years.

Mrs. Cheney was a member of the International Order of Rainbow Girls, Assembly 42, where she later served on the advisory board and was the recipient of the Grand Cross of Color. She belonged to the Eastern Star and Order of the Amaranth. She was also a volunteer at the Dracut Senior Center.

She is survived by a son, Steven J. Bernard, of Lowell, one grandson, Zachary S. Bernard and his partner Jill Dakin, and great-granddaughter, Alice Rose Bernard of New Bedford, MA, four step-children, Pam Cheney of Cape Cod, Stephanie Cheney of Weymouth, J. Scott Cheney of Lowell, and Jay Cheney and his wife Misty and step-grandson James Cheney of Lowell. She was the former wife of the late John G. Bernard, mother of the late Kathryn Jean Bernard and Douglas Alan Bernard, and sister of the late Ernest G. Dixon Jr. and Mabel E. Bennett.

Friends are invited to her Funeral Service on Saturday, October 10, at Calvary Baptist Church, Lowell, at 10:00 a.m. (Please meet at Church.), followed by Interment in Westlawn Cemetery. Face coverings respectfully required. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Shriners Burn Center, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements in the care of the MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Blvd., Lowell. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy.
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 10, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00am
    Calvary Baptist Church
    60 Hastings Street
    Lowell, MA 01851
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    Face coverings respectfully required.
  • Interment

    Westlawn Cemetery
    Boston Road
    LOWELL, MA 01852
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    Face coverings respectfully required


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Allison Breault

Posted at 12:19pm
My "other mother". I can still hear her laugh. Much love to all of the family. She will be missed.

Carol and Mike Langlois

Posted at 09:44pm
Dottie was a dear friend and value neighbor to Carol and me. We will miss her. Sorry we couldn't be with her in her last days as we were with her beloved husband Jack. Our condolences to her family.

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