WESTFIELD: Dorothy (Dorrie) Daley, 76, (1944-2021) passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on November 29, 2021 after a very long and courageous fight with metastatic breast cancer. Dorrie was born in Westfield and was the daughter of Dorothy L. (Wood) and Raymond E. Kirwin. She was raised in Westfield and was a 1962 graduate of Westfield High School. Dorrie worked as a cashier for Big Y supermarket beginning in the 1970’s before becoming a medical secretary for ophthalmologist Theodore J. Krawiec, MD in 1985 and retiring in 2012. She was a member of the Liberty Drum Corps where she met her husband, Jack. Dorrie was a member of St. Mary’s Parish and the St. Mary’s Choir in Westfield, and enjoyed her work as a volunteer at the Westfield Senior Center. She was unselfishly generous, kind, humble and giving, and immensely proud and supportive of her large family. She never missed a sporting event, school play, drama program, graduation or any special occasion for her grandchildren & great-grandchildren, and would always wait for her hug afterwards.
Dorrie will be sorely missed by her four children: Karen Noblit (Joe), Michael (Alison), Timothy (Kristen), and Kimberly Daley Lamirande (Bill). She will also be forever cherished by her eight grandchildren: Nick, Conner (Maggie McCarthy) and Jake Noblit, Patrick (Karmen) and Ryan Daley, Billy, Jack and Keira Lamirande. Dorrie also leaves her three precious great-granddaughters: Ava, Reese and Shea Daley.
Dorrie leaves one sister, Susan Boccasile and her husband Guy of Venice, Florida, her brother-in-law Fredrick W. Chamberlain Jr., and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Dorrie was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Jack in 2019, her sister, Nancy Chamberlain in 2021.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, December 6, from 4:00-7:00pm at Firtion Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad St., Westfield. A Funeral procession will begin at 9:30AM Tuesday at Firtion Adams with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, Bartlett St., at 10:30AM. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Dr. Wilson Mertens and all the staff at the D’Amour Center, Baystate Noble, the Katz Oncology unit at Baystate Medical and Baystate Hospice for exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, Baystate Hospice, or a charity of your choice.