Dorothy “Dot” (Brown) Marchildon Formerly of Chelmsford and West Townsend, MA

1929 - 2018


January 10, 2018
Dolan Funeral Home


January 10, 2018
Dolan Funeral Home

Dorothy “Dot” (Brown) Marchildon, 88, formerly of Chelmsford and West Townsend, MA died unexpectedly Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Town and Country Nursing Home in Lowell.

She was married to the late Raymond G. Marchildon, who died on September 23, 1995.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Marion (Terrell) Brown. She attended Lowell High School before moving to Chelmsford in 1947.

Dorothy worked at CBS Electronics and Mary Lou Donut Shop in Lowell. She also worked at Marshalls Department Store and Caldor Department Store in Chelmsford. Before she retired in 1985, she worked at Atomic Sub/Drum Hill Pizza in Chelmsford. Upon retiring she moved to West Townsend, Ma.

Dorothy was a longtime member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Lowell where she sang in the choir.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter Marion (Brown)(Vertigans) Howes and son-in-law Ralph L. Howes Jr. of Chelmsford, MA, and Weirs Beach, NH, and her brother Paul A. Brown of Columbia, Missouri.

She was predeceased by her brother Herbert P. Brown Jr.; sister Evelyn Vanderlinde of Holton, Kansas; brother Richard Brown of N. Chelmsford, MA, and a granddaughter, Angela Dorothy (Vertigans) Howard.

She is also survived by many loving grandchildren; David Vertigans and his wife Charlotte of Tampa, Florida, Kerry Riedy of Merrimack NH, Stephanie Trow and her husband Michael of Hudson, NH, Amanda Tardiff and her husband Adam of Hudson, NH, Stephen Vertigans Jr. of Hudson, NH, Jonathan Vertigans of Manchester, NH, Andrew Vertigans of Hudson, NH, Andrea Vertigans of Merrimack, NH, Matthew Vertigans of Lowell, MA, Sharon Vertigans of Chelmsford, MA, and Brett Winsper and his wife Ryan of Hooksett, NH, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother who was loved dearly and will be missed by everyone

Visiting hours Wednesday 9 to 10:30 A.M. Funeral Wednesday at 11 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at



4 Condolences for Dorothy “Dot” (Brown) Marchildon Formerly of Chelmsford and West Townsend, MA

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    Ralph Howes


    I fondly remember when I first met her in the winter of 2013. I was smitten with love and respect for her. She impressed me with her dry whit and positive outlook despite being blind. I will miss her as the best mother-in-law one could ever have. I love you Ma.

    Your loving son-in-law

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    Ruth Fitzsimmons


    So sorry for your loss.She will be greatly missed. We spent a lot of ti!me together, when we were younger. She would babysit us, and would always send me down to Charlie’s for a bag full of penny candy.( Yes it was only a penny a piece then). We had lots of fun and laughs togethet. Glad I got to visit with you a couple of Months ago. It was great to see you and spend some time with yo reminising. Love to all of you.

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    Marion Howes


    I love you so much, Mom.
    I feel so alone.
    I know you are happy,
    free of pain, and can see
    all the beautiful sights
    that you only could see
    in your memories.
    You taught me so much Mom,
    But you never taught me how
    to live without you.
    With all my love,

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    Lisa delaria


    Sorry for your loss you did a lot for just never forget i send lots of hugs

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